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


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


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


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


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


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


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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