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Bahrain: Human Rights Defender Ebtisam Al-Sayegh arrested and detained for the second time in two months

2017-07-04

On 3 July 2017, Ebtisam Al-Sayegh, monitoring and documentation officer of the Salam Organisation (Peace for Democracy and Human Rights), was arrested during a raid on her home for the second time in…

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

2017-06-30

Authorities in Qatar must revoke the travel ban imposed on prominent human rights lawyer Dr. Najeeb Al-Nuaimi, says the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR). On 26 June 2017, Capital Security Administration…

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Statement of Solidarity in Support of MENA HRDs for IFEX25

2017-06-30

NGOs around the world ask authorities to stop campaigns of repression against HRDs and civil society organisations in the Middle East and North Africa region Arabic Network for Human Rights Information…

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Bahrain: Al-Wasat newspaper lays off employees after being suspended for three weeks

2017-06-28

“Al-Wasat” newspaper has had to lay off all its employees three weeks after being suspended by the authorities in Bahrain. The newspaper reports on various issues including on protests and human…

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Bahrain: UN event assesses violations of the right to freedom of expression and assembly

2017-06-23

On 21 June 2017, a panel discussion held on the sidelines of the 35th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, examined the criminalisation of peaceful expression in Bahrain.  “Freedom…

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Iran: Free woman human rights defender Atena Daemi

2017-06-23

The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD-IC) is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Atena Daemi from Tehran’s Evin prison. She must also be given immediate…

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