Gulf Center for Human Rights

Bahrain: Harassment of leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab at Heathrow Airport


The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) express their concern over the harassment and ill-treatment of leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab and his family…

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Kuwait: Ongoing trial and detention of human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli


On July 24, 2014, the Kuwaiti Misdemeanors Court postponed the trial of human rights defender, Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli, to 7 August 2014 and ordered his continued detention. The public prosecutor had previously…

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Oman: Human rights defender Noah Al-Saadi held incommunicado for over a week


According to credible reports, human rights defender, Noah Al-Saadi, has been held incommunicado since his arrest on 13 July 2014 at the Special Division of the Omani Police in Muscat. Information received…

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Saudi Arabia- Human rights lawyer Waleed Abu Al-Khair subjected to ill-treatment and imprisoned with criminals


The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) has received information that human rights defender Waleed Abu Al-Khair is being subjected to ill-treatment, poor conditions and treated like a criminal while in…

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Saudi Arabia: Harassments continue against activists of women’s driving campaign


On July 16, 2014, at 5 pm, while human rights defender and activist for the women’s driving campaign, Alia Fared, was driving towards a nearby health center, she noticed that five cars belonging…

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For Immediate Release: Syria: Activists Not Released Despite Amnesty


Free Peaceful Advocates, Workers Arbitrarily Detained (New York, July 18, 2014) – Scores of civil society activists, human rights defenders, media and humanitarian workers remain in arbitrary detention…

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