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Kuwait: Imprisoned human rights defender Sulaiman Bin Jassim on hunger strike

2018-01-07

According to reports received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), human rights defender Sulaiman Bin Jassim is on hunger strike in the Central Prison in Kuwait where he is being imprisoned. On…

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Kuwait: Government plans law to regulate publishing on Twitter

2018-01-05

According to reports published in local newspapers early in January 2018, the government of Kuwait has begun drafting a new law governing publishing on social networking sites, including Twitter, which…

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Kuwait: Human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli chosen as Human Rights and Freedom of Speech Defender for December 2017

2017-12-18

(Beirut/Cairo, 07 December 2017) The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Maharat Foundation, and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), in cooperation with IFEX, have chosen prominent…

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Kuwait: Court of Appeal imprisons 67 citizens, including human rights defender Sulaiman Bin Jassim

2017-11-30

On 27 November 2017, the Court of Appeal in Kuwait sentenced 67 people to prison for allegedly storming Parliament in 2011, including prominent opposition leader Mussalam Al-Barrak, current and former…

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Kuwait: Defending the Civil & Human Rights of the Bedoon Community in Kuwait at the UNHRC

2017-09-23

On 21 September 2017, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights together with its human rights partners NGOs, organised a side event during the 36th session of the UNHRC entitled, "Defending the Civil & Human…

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Kuwait: Human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli released

2017-08-04

At 8:30pm on 01 August 2017, human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli was released from the Central Prison in Kuwait on bail of 500 Kuwait Dinars (approx. USD$1650) after serving a one-year sentence…

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