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Iraq: Freedom of press and expression at risk as restrictions are placed on up to 44 media outlets

2012-06-26

Beirut, 26 June 2012-- In a wave of media repression, the Communications and Media Commission (CMC) in Iraq has called on the security forces to ban up to 44 media outlets due to alleged problems with…

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Syria: Call to release freedom of expression defenders held incommunicado.

2012-06-21

  The undersigned rights groups from around the world are seriously concerned about human rights defenders, journalists, writers and bloggers in Syria who have been subjected to enforced disappearance,…

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Saudi Arabia-Attempt by authorities to silence human rights defenders through on-going judicial harassment

2012-06-18

Beirut, 18 June 2012 -- The Gulf Centre for Human Rights has received information concerning the on-going judicial harassment of human rights defenders Dr Mohammed bin Fahd Al Qahtani, Dr Abdullah Al-Hamid,…

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Oman- Human rights defenders on hunger strike in protest against their on-going detention

2012-06-15

 Beirut, 15 June 2012 -- The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) has received information that human rights defenders Basma Al-Rajehy and Basma Al-Keumy are on hunger strike in protest against their…

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Bahrain - Nine medics acquitted as others receive sentences between 1 month to 5 years

2012-06-14

At the same time that the GCHR and BCHR welcome the acquittal of nine medics and the dropping of the two charges: possession of arms and the occupation of Salmaniya hospital, we are very concerned that…

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Take Action Now : Oman- Human rights defenders targeted as crackdown continues

2012-06-12

Beirut, 12 June, 2012 -- The crackdown against human rights defenders in Oman is continuing. The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) has received information that human rights defenders including, writers,…

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