News from Bahrain

Bahrain: GCHR Founder Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja on hunger strike since 12 April


On 12 April 2017, the Founding Director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, started a new hunger strike demanding that the human and civil rights of all prisoners be respected…

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Dublin public gathering calls for the release of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja & Nabeel Rajab


Dublin, 20 April 2017 – Front Line Defenders and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) hosted a public gathering in Dublin in solidarity with the prominent human rights defenders, Abdulhadi…

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Bahrain: GCHR delivers statement to UN Committee Against Torture while Bahrain’s record is reviewed


On 20 April 2017, Maryam Al-Khawaja, the Special Advisor on Advocacy for the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), delivered the following statement to the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT): Bahrain has…

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Bahrain: The Founder of the GCHR on Day 11 of his 5th Hunger Strike


The co-founder of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja has started a new hunger strike demanding that his human and civil rights be respected by the prison administration. Please see…

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Take Action Now : Urgent Action: Bahrain: Help Free GCHR Founding Directors Nabeel Rajab and Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja as their health suffers behind bars


The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) is seriously concerned for the health of its two Founding Directors Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja and Nabeel Rajab, who are suffering behind bars. Both men require urgent…

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Bahrain: Human rights defenders and journalists under continuous attacks


Even as Bahrain is up for review in May 2017 during the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR Third Cycle) this year, the authorities continue to prevent human rights defenders and photojournalists…

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