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Qatar: Travel ban imposed on prominent human rights lawyer Najeeb Al-Nuaimi must be revoked

2017-06-30

Authorities in Qatar must revoke the travel ban imposed on prominent human rights lawyer Dr. Najeeb Al-Nuaimi, says the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR). On 26 June 2017, Capital Security Administration…

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Qatar: Human rights defender Mohammed Al-Otaibi forcibly deported to Saudi Arabia

2017-05-28

Qatari authorities forcibly deported Saudi human rights defender Mohammed Abdullah Al-Otaibi to Saudi Arabia while he and his wife were on their way to Norway. At dawn, on 28 May 2017, Al-Otaibi has been…

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Qatar: Travel ban imposed on prominent human rights lawyer Najeeb Al-Nuaimi

2017-02-09

On 07 February 2017, authorities in Qatar prevented prominent human rights lawyer Dr. Najeeb Al-Nuaimi from travelling without informing him about any possible reasons. Reports received by the Gulf Centre…

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QATAR/OMAN/UAE: GCHR welcomes release of two Omani human rights defenders and Qatari poet

2016-03-17

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) welcomes the release of two Omani human rights defenders, one who was jailed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in addition to Qatari poet Mohamed Rashid Al-Ajami,…

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Civil Society Curtailed in Saudi Arabia & Qatar

2016-03-10

Geneva, 10 March 2016 - The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) in co-operation with CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Human Rights Watch and FIDH held a well-attended side event, entitled…

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Qatar: Lack of civil society space hinders work of human rights defenders, says new GCHR report

2016-03-03

There is a distinct lack of oppositional civil society and a dearth of human rights activism in Qatar, says a new report by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR). The report, “Qatar, civil society…

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