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Saudi Arabia: Human rights defender Mohammed Al-Otaibi held incommunicado amid lengthy investigation

2017-06-17

The Gulf Centre for human Rights (GCHR) has received reports confirming that human rights defender Mohammed Abdullah Al-Otaibi is being held incommunicado and subjected to a lengthy investigation. He…

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Update: Saudi Arabia: Women’s rights activist Loujain Al-Hathloul has been released

2017-06-08

Reports received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) confirmed that on 07 June 0217, women’s rights activist Loujain Al-Hathloul has been released without further charges. According to the…

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Saudi Arabia: Free Women’s rights activist Loujain Al-Hathloul

2017-06-06

On 04 June 2017 at about 3pm local time, Saudi security forces at King Fahd International Airport in Dammam arrested and detained women’s driving activist Loujain Al-Hathloul upon her arrival from…

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Saudi Arabia: Court of Appeal upholds 7-year sentence against writer Nadhir Al-Majid

2017-06-04

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) has received reports confirming that the Specialised Criminal Court of Appeal in Riyadh has upheld the seven-year prison sentence against Saudi writer Nadhir Al-Majid.…

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Saudi Arabia: Human rights defender Ali Ahmed Shaaban arrested

2017-05-18

According to reports received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), human rights defender and blogger Ali Ahmed Shaaban has been arrested in Saudi Arabia as part of the ongoing attacks on human…

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Saudi Arabia: King issues decree loosening some guardianship regulations, but women remain under control of men in most areas

2017-05-10

On 17 April 2017, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz issued a Royal decree instructing governmental entities in Saudi Arabia to provide services for women without requiring the permission of their male guardians…

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