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Bahrain: UN Member and Observer States should call on Bahraini authorities to free human rights defender Nabeel Rajab

2017-06-13

Letter to United Nations member and observer states on the one-year anniversary of Nabeel Rajab’s arrest:  We, the undersigned, express our deep concern over the continued detention of prominent…

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Yemen: NGOs demand release of journalists held by Huthi forces for two years

2017-06-09

JOINT PUBLIC STATEMENT The Huthi and allied forces should immediately and unconditionally release ten Yemeni journalists detained arbitrarily without charge or trial, said nine NGOs today, on the second…

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Update: Saudi Arabia: Women’s rights activist Loujain Al-Hathloul has been released

2017-06-08

Reports received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) confirmed that on 07 June 0217, women’s rights activist Loujain Al-Hathloul has been released without further charges. According to the…

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Iraq: NRT director and journalist arrested following report

2017-06-06

Update: Iraq: On 05 June 2017, the Investigation Court in Kalar ordered the release of journalist Awat Ali, director of Kurdish-language NRT, on bail of six million Iraqi dinars (USD$5160). 2017-06-05…

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Bahrain: Country’s only independent newspaper, “Al-Wasat”, suspended until further notice

2017-06-06

On 04 June 2017, Bahrain’s Information Affairs Authority (IAA) suspended “Al-Wasat” newspaper until further notice, for allegedly violating the law and repeating the publication of and…

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Saudi Arabia: Free Women’s rights activist Loujain Al-Hathloul

2017-06-06

On 04 June 2017 at about 3pm local time, Saudi security forces at King Fahd International Airport in Dammam arrested and detained women’s driving activist Loujain Al-Hathloul upon her arrival from…

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