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Kuwait: Human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli begins hunger strike for freedom

2017-02-24

At 09am on 22 February 2017, detained human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli started a hunger strike demanding his release from prison in Kuwait after he finished serving the three-month sentence…

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The Situation of Women Human Rights Defenders in Kuwait

2017-01-31

The Situation of Women Human Rights Defenders in Kuwait Submission to the 68th Pre-session of the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women to inform the List of Issues…

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Kuwait: Cyber Crimes Law silencing dissent, as Sara Al-Drees remains subject to prosecution in ongoing trial, says coalition trial observation report

2016-12-12

Kuwait’s Cyber Crimes Law has effectively silenced dissent in the country, and brought human rights defenders to trial, including blogger Sara Al-Drees, who faces up to five years in jail for a…

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Kuwait: Prison sentence overturned for human rights defender Rana Al-Sadoun

2016-12-08

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) welcomes the news that a three-year prison sentence with hard labour imposed against human rights defender Rana Al-Sadoun was overturned by the Criminal Court in…

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Update: Kuwait: Blogger Sarah Al-Drees released on bail

2016-11-17

Update: Kuwait: At the next hearing in the case of Sara Al-Drees on 27 October, the trial was postponed again until 24 November 2016. The case was heard on 24 November, and is ongoing. 2016-10-07 On 06…

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UPDATE: Kuwait: Human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli’s prison sentence upheld

2016-10-19

On 18 October 2016, the Appeal Court in Kuwait confirmed a three-month sentence with labour against human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli. The sentence was originally handed down by the Criminal…

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