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Joint Appeal By GCHR & CIHRS / Oman- Human rights defenders on trial for exercising their right to freedom of assembly and expression

2012-06-29

On 25 June 2012, the first hearing of the trial of detained human rights defenders and activists including, Basma Al-Keumy, and Basma Al-Rajehy took place at the Court of First Instance in Muscat. A further…

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Oman: End the Detention of Women Human Rights Defenders

2012-06-26

On 19 June 2012, due to their deteriorating health, women human rights defenders Basma Al-Keumy, lawyer, and Basma Al-Rajehy, writer and TV broadcaster, ended their hunger strike aimed at their administrative…

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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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