Yemen: Report on the situation of human rights reiterates call for independent investigation


The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is vastly deteriorating and an international inquiry into human rights violations is essential, says a special report by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR). The report…

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Saudi Arabia: Human rights defenders brought to trial for protesting violations


In August, human rights defenders Issa Al-Nukhaifi and Essam Koshak were brought to court over their human rights activities, where they learned of charges against them. They remain at Al-Ha'ir…

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Bahrain: Woman human rights defender Zainab Al-Khamees summoned for investigation


UPDATE: Zainab Al-Khamees complied with the summons and arrived at the appointed time for investigation on 6 September. After a half hour wait, she was interrogated briefly without the presence of her…

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Iran: Journalist Sasan Aghaei held in solitary confinement for two weeks


Journalist Sasan Aghaei, deputy editor of the daily “Etemad”, has been held in solitary confinement in Iran for over two weeks. He was detained by security forces at the newspaper’s…

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Syria: Justice for the thousands of victims of enforced disappearances


30 August 2017 – International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances We, the undersigned civil society organisations, commemorate the victims of enforced disappearances in Syria and support…

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Urgent Need for Independent International Inquiry on Yemen


Joint NGO letter to Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council Excellency, We, the undersigned nongovernmental organizations, urge you to support…

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