Syria: GCHR calls for the immediate release of Human Rights Lawyer Khalil Ma’touq and his assistant Mohamed Thatha


The Syrian government should immediately release prominent human rights lawyer Khalil Ma’touq and his assistant, Mohamed Thatha, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) said today on the fifth anniversary…

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Saudi Arabia: Human rights defenders arrested amid wave of arrests, as ban on women driving lifted


The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) has received alarming reports about a wave of arrests of writers, academics, on-line activists, and clerics in Saudi Arabia this month. These arrests are characterised…

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Kuwait: Defending the Civil & Human Rights of the Bedoon Community in Kuwait at the UNHRC


On 21 September 2017, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights together with its human rights partners NGOs, organised a side event during the 36th session of the UNHRC entitled, "Defending the Civil & Human…

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Yemen: UNHRC side event calls for accountability and an end to impunity to protect rights defenders


On 19 September, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) organised a side event with partners on “Accountability, ending impunity, and protection of human rights defenders in Yemen” at the…

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Lebanon: Wadad Halawani chosen as Human Rights and Freedom of Speech Defender for September 2017


(Beirut/Cairo 20 September 2017) The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Maharat Foundation, and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, in cooperation with IFEX, chose the prominent Lebanese…

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Saudi Arabia: Two human rights defenders arrested after being sentenced to prison


Saudi authorities have arrested human rights defenders Issa Al-Hamid and Abdulaziz Al-Shubaili, both members of the Civil and Political Rights Association in Saudi Arabia (ACPRA). Reports received by…

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