Bahrain: Human rights defenders in exile threatened, along with their families, while ongoing court cases continue against other defenders


While attention is focused on Bahrain’s human rights record at the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) this month, Bahraini human rights defenders continue to suffer…

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Ahmed Mansoor nominated as Defender of Human Rights & Freedom of Expression for March 2017


(Cairo & Beirut, 10 March 2017) The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Maharat Foundation, and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), in cooperation with IFEX, nominated prominent…

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GCHR marks International Women’s Day 2017 in solidarity with WHRDs in the Gulf and neighbouring countries


On 08 March 2017, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) marks International Women’s Day by reminding the international community about the need to provide more protection for women human rights…

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Bahrain: Human rights defender Nabeel Rajab remains in jail facing 18 years in prison for two of his ongoing cases


Prominent Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab was back in court this week on two cases related to tweets and media interviews about human rights violations in Bahrain, for which he faces 18 years…

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Kuwait: Human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli begins hunger strike for freedom


At 09am on 22 February 2017, detained human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli started a hunger strike demanding his release from prison in Kuwait after he finished serving the three-month sentence…

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UPDATE: UAE: Academic Nasser Bin Ghaith suffering from poor health while waiting for Federal Appeal Court to set date to hear his case


Update: UAE: On 22 February, Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith appeared in court, where the judge scheduled a hearing for his verdict on 29 March 2017. 2017-01-24 Update: UAE: Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith remains in prison…

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