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Saudi Arabia: Gulf Centre for Human Rights supports campaign to end male guardianship system of women

2017-02-21

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) announces its full solidarity with the campaign to end the male guardianship system of women in Saudi Arabia. GCHR believes that there will be no real reform and…

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Saudi Arabia: Prominent human rights defender Samar Badawi interrogated once again

2017-02-16

On 13 February 2017, prominent human rights defender Samar Badawi received a call from the Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution in Jeddah summoning her to appear at 10am on 15 February for investigation.…

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Saudi Arabia: One human rights defender released while another is still in prison

2017-02-08

According to information received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), a human rights defender has been released in Saudi Arabia after a month in prison, while another who was arrested at the same…

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Saudi Arabia: Writer Nadhir Al-Majid sentenced to seven years in prison

2017-01-26

Reports received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) confirmed that a seven-year prison sentence was issued last week against Saudi writer Nadhir Al-Majid, who was transferred to prison immediately…

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Saudi Arabia: Human rights defender Abdulaziz Al-Shubaili sentenced to eight years in prison

2017-01-11

Human rights defender Abdulaziz Al-Shubaili has been sentenced to eight years in prison, following a hearing on 10 January 2017 by the Specialised Criminal Court (SCC) in Saudi Arabia. The court was asked…

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Saudi Arabia: Two human rights defenders arrested

2017-01-10

According to reports received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), two human rights defenders were arrested in Saudi Arabia as part of the ongoing attacks on human rights defenders in the country.…

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