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Syria: Rights groups condemn extrajudicial execution of human rights defender and software engineer Bassel Khartabil

2017-08-02

The family of Bassel Khartabil, a Syrian-Palestinian software engineer and free speech activist, confirmed that he had been subjected to an extrajudicial execution in October 2015. The undersigned human…

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Saudi Arabia: Human rights defender Mariam Al-Otaibi released from prison despite defying guardianship system

2017-08-01

On 31 July 2017, Saudi woman human rights defender Mariam Al-Otaibi was released from prison after more than 100 days. She immediately said in a tweet, “You can accomplish what your mind has prepared…

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Kuwait: Discrimination of Bedoon Community

2017-07-28

An alternative report submitted by GCHR to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD)[1] was ratified…

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Bahrain: Women human rights defenders who are tortured in Bahrain will not receive justice

2017-07-19

Women human rights defenders in Bahrain who have been tortured in Bahrain have been subjected to further persecution to stop them from working. In two separate cases, Ebtisam Al-Saegh remains in prison…

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Kuwait: Prominent Bedoon human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli must be released

2017-07-14

Prominent human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli is still being held at the Central Prison in Kuwait and risks facing deportation from the country, according to reports received by the Gulf Centre…

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Turkey: GCHR stands in solidarity with rights defenders detained in Turkey and calls for their immediate release

2017-07-10

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) expresses serious concern about the recent detention of human rights defenders and trainers at a workshop in Turkey on 05 July. We stand in solidarity with all…

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