Saudi Arabia: Update: Saudi Arabia: GCHR’s website continues to be blocked across Saudi Arabia

14.04.16

Reports from various locations across Saudi Arabia very recently received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) confirm that Saudi authorities continue to block our website. 

In any chosen location within Saudi Arabia if you tried to access the website of the GCHR (gc4hr.org) you immediately get a message which says: "Sorry, the requested page is unavailable."

The blocking takes place at a time when GCHR is preparing to launch reports on Saudi Arabia, and while Saudi Arabia’s record of human rights violations is being examined at the United Nations. 

GCHR Co-Director Khalid Ibrahim said, “There is no doubt that this action is part of a systematic campaign by authorities against freedom of opinion and expression which is still ongoing since many years. There is a pattern of imprisoning journalists and bloggers and of closing or blocking numerous websites that monitor and document human rights violations in Saudi Arabia.”

While the GCHR calls on the Saudi government to unblock its website, it reminds the citizens in Saudi Arabia about the use of modern technologies in order to access the website.

GCHR is an independent, non-profit and non-governmental organisation that works to provide support and protection to human rights defenders in the Gulf region and neighbouring countries by promoting freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly. See: www.gc4hr.org