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Saudi Arabia: Gulf Centre for Human Rights supports campaign to end male guardianship system of women

2017-02-21

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) announces its full solidarity with the campaign to end the male guardianship system of women in Saudi Arabia. GCHR believes that there will be no real reform and…

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Saudi Arabia: Prominent human rights defender Samar Badawi interrogated once again

2017-02-16

On 13 February 2017, prominent human rights defender Samar Badawi received a call from the Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution in Jeddah summoning her to appear at 10am on 15 February for investigation.…

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Egypt: GCHR expresses solidarity on the closure of El Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of the Victims of Violence and Torture

2017-02-14

On 09 February 2017, El Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of the Victims of Violence and Torture in Cairo was closed. Egyptian authorities sealed off the doors and police arrested the doorman and questioned…

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Yemen: Call for investigation into the suspicious death of journalist Mohammed Al-Abbsi

2017-02-10

An independent, impartial and thorough investigation must be opened into the death of journalist Mohammed Al-Abbsi after results of an autopsy suggest he was poisoned. He was an active and prominent journalist…

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Qatar: Travel ban imposed on prominent human rights lawyer Najeeb Al-Nuaimi

2017-02-09

On 07 February 2017, authorities in Qatar prevented prominent human rights lawyer Dr. Najeeb Al-Nuaimi from travelling without informing him about any possible reasons. Reports received by the Gulf Centre…

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Saudi Arabia: One human rights defender released while another is still in prison

2017-02-08

According to information received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), a human rights defender has been released in Saudi Arabia after a month in prison, while another who was arrested at the same…

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