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Saudi Arabia: Human rights defender Omar Al-Hamid sentenced to three years in prison

2017-08-11

Saudi human rights defender Omar Al-Hamid has been sentenced to three years in prison under the Anti-Cyber Crime Law, following a hearing on 08 August 2017 by the Specialised Criminal Court (SCC) in Riyadh.…

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Saudi Arabia: Human rights defender Mariam Al-Otaibi released from prison despite defying guardianship system

2017-08-01

On 31 July 2017, Saudi woman human rights defender Mariam Al-Otaibi was released from prison after more than 100 days. She immediately said in a tweet, “You can accomplish what your mind has prepared…

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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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