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Iraq– Journalist and human rights defender Saad Zaghloul assassinated in Mosul

2013-10-09

With utmost sorrow and grief, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) received the news of the assassination of journalist and human rights defender Saad Zaghloul in the city of Mosul, Iraq this week.…

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Iraq – Violation of right to peaceful assembly and targeting of human rights defenders

2013-09-02

On 31 August 2013, despite attempts by authorities to block peaceful demonstrations, thousands of protestors took to the streets in Baghdad and many provinces in the country. The demonstrators called…

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Iraq- The Gulf Centre for Human Rights mourns the death of Iraqi journalist Zamil Ghanam Al-Zoba'ie

2013-06-15

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) very sadly received reports from reliable sources confirming that on 09 June 2013 the body of journalist and member of the Journalists Syndicate, Zamil Ghanam Al-Zoba'ie…

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Iraq - Assassination of human rights defender Jalal Thyab Al-Jawhar, head of Liberty Supporters Association, which defends the rights of black citizens

2013-04-29

With utmost sorrow and grief, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) received the news of the assassination of human rights defender Jalal Thyab Al-Jawhar, President of the Liberty Supporters Association.…

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Iraq: Freedom of press and expression at risk as restrictions are placed on up to 44 media outlets

2012-06-26

Beirut, 26 June 2012-- In a wave of media repression, the Communications and Media Commission (CMC) in Iraq has called on the security forces to ban up to 44 media outlets due to alleged problems with…

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Take Action Now : Iraq: Three journalists fired from their positions with State-owned newspaper Al-Sabah

2012-01-16

Beirut, 16 January, 2012 -- On 2 January 2012, Al-Sabah, a State-owned daily newspaper based in Baghdad announced that it had dismissed the head of the cultural section, Ahmed Abdulhossain and journalist…

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