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

2017-10-02

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

2017-09-27

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

2017-09-23

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

2017-09-21

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

2017-09-20

(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

2017-09-18

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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