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Saudi Arabia: Court of Appeal upholds 7-year sentence against writer Nadhir Al-Majid

2017-06-04

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) has received reports confirming that the Specialised Criminal Court of Appeal in Riyadh has upheld the seven-year prison sentence against Saudi writer Nadhir Al-Majid.…

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Bahrain: Relentless persecution, including torture and sentencing, of human rights defenders continues unabated

2017-05-31

Bahrain’s authorities continue their relentless persecution of human rights defenders, including doctors, bloggers and journalists, interrogating and sentencing them day after day, in violation…

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Iran: Life of human rights defender Atena Daemi at risk after 50 days on hunger strike

2017-05-29

Authorities must allow access to proper medical care for jailed woman human rights defender Atena Daemi, who has been on hunger strike in Evin prison in Iran for over 50 days. She began the hunger strike…

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Qatar: Human rights defender Mohammed Al-Otaibi forcibly deported to Saudi Arabia

2017-05-28

Qatari authorities forcibly deported Saudi human rights defender Mohammed Abdullah Al-Otaibi to Saudi Arabia while he and his wife were on their way to Norway. At dawn, on 28 May 2017, Al-Otaibi has been…

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Oman: Writer Mansour Al-Mahrazi sentenced to three years in prison

2017-05-24

The Court of First Instance in Muscat, Oman has sentenced writer and researcher Mansour Bin Nasser Al-Mahrazi to three years in prison for two books he wrote in 2014 and 2016. On 23 May 2017, the Court…

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Bahrain: One human rights defender among five killed during violent crackdown on peaceful sit-in in Duraz

2017-05-24

At least five people were killed, hundreds of protesters were injured and at least 286 were arrested in the village of Duraz in Bahrain on 23 May 2017, following a violent crackdown and police raids on…

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