Saudi Arabia: Free Dina Ali Lasloom and repeal the Guardianship System


On 13 April 2017, Dina Ali Lasloom, a 24-year-old Saudi woman, was reportedly deported from Philippine airport against her will. Lasloom arrived in Manila airport en-route to Australia, where she intended…

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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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Gamal Eid selected as Defender of Human Rights & Freedom of Expression for April 2017


Press Release Cairo & Beirut: 10 April 2017 The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Maharat Foundation, and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), in cooperation with IFEX, have…

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Kuwait: Human rights defender Hadeel Buqrais and participants in “Walking for Her" campaign threatened


In Kuwait, human rights defender Hadeel Buqrais, as well as other participants in the "Walking for Her" campaign, were threatened by telephone, e-mail and social media websites after joining the campaign…

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Oman: Public Prosecution threatens Internet activists working in exile


The Public Prosecution held its annual press conference in Muscat, Oman, during which it threatened Internet activists, who are engaged in peaceful activities while in exile, with prosecution in order…

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Iran: Continued targeting of prominent human rights defenders by authorities must stop


Human rights defenders in Iran continue to be targeted by authorities as a result of their human rights work. Prominent human rights defenders face arrest, detention and even on their release continue…

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