Bahrain- Human Rights defender Said Yousif Al-Muhafdha on trial for a tweet, still in detention


The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) calls for the immediate release of human rights defender Said Yousif Al-Magadha, the Vice President and Head of Documentation Unit of the Bahrain Centre for Human…

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Maryam Al-Khawaja back to Bahrain on a two weeks visit


The Acting President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights; and Deputy Director for the Gulf Center for Human Rights, Maryam Al-Khawaja, has decided to travel to Bahrain tomorrow Friday, 11 January 2013.…

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Take Action Now : Urgent Action: UAE- Number of human rights defenders & activists in detention reaches 77 as brutal crackdown continues


The numbers of those detained in the UAE as a result of their human rights activities has reached 77 following the arrests of four Egyptian activists. On 14 December 2012 an Egyptian journalist was arrested…

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Update: Saudi Arabia - The trial of prominent human rights defenders Dr. Mohammad Al-Qahtani and Dr. Abdullah Al-Hamid continues


On 29 December 2012, prominent human rights defenders and founding members of the Association for Civil Rights and Political Rights (ACPRA) Dr Mohammad Al-Qahtani and Dr Abdullah Al-Hamid appeared…

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UPDATE: Bahrain- Arbitrary detention of Human Rights Defender Said Yousif Al-Muhafdhah Extended


The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) and the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) have received information that On 25 December 2012 after a summary review at the Public Prosecution Office, the arbitrary…

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Take Action Now : Saudi Arabia- Human rights defender Raef Badawi at risk of execution on charges of apostasy


The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) has received information that human rights defender Raef Badawi is at risk of execution. Raef Badawi is co-founder and editor of the Liberal Saudi Network, which…

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