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


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


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


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


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


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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Qatar: Anniversary of sentenced poet recalls the need for the promotion and protection of freedom of expression and all human rights


On the third anniversary of the sentencing of jailed poet Mohamed Rashid Al-Ajami, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) reiterates its call on the government of Qatar to promote and protect human rights…

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