Gulf Center for Human Rights

Saudi Arabia: Human right lawyer Waleed Abu Al-Khair missing, presumed arrested


On 15 April 2014, Waleed Au Al-Khair attended the fifth session of the trial of the Special Criminal Court in Riyadh.  Since then, there has been no news available as to his whereabouts and it appears…

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Saudi Arabia: Arbitrary arrest and detention of human rights defender Abdulaziz Al-Ghamdi


On 8 April 2014 at approximately 2pm human rights defender Abdulaziz Al-Ghamdi was arrested at his home during a raid by members of the General Intelligence Directorate (GID). Seven members of the GID…

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Yemen: Human rights defender Ali Al-Dailami banned from travelling to a human rights meeting


On 31 March 2014 human rights defender and head of Yemen Organization, Ali Al-Dailami, was prevented from travelling from Sana'a airport.  Ali Al-Dailami is the head of Yemen organization for Defending…

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Bahrain: Third Anniversary of Arrest: Calls for the Release of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja


International and Local Civil Society Groups Call for Immediate and Unconditional Release of Bahraini Human Rights Defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja on the Third Anniversary of His Arrest The undersigned…

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Syria: Syrian authorities must reveal the whereabouts of human rights defender Abdulhadi Sheikh Awad


The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) call on the Syrian authorities to disclose the whereabouts of human rights defender, Abdulhadi Sheikh…

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Kuwait: Call for the release of Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli who has started a hunger strike following allegations of torture


Updated: He has been released on 8 April 2014 and the next hearing in his trial will be held on13 May 2014. On 5 April 2014, detained Bedoon rights activist, Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli began a full hunger strike…

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