Gulf Center for Human Rights

UAE: Human rights defender Osama Al-Najjar sentenced to three years in prison


On 25 November 2014, the State Security Court at the Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi sentenced human rights defender and on-line activist Osama Al-Najjar to three years in prison and 500,000 Emirati…

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Saudi Arabia: Human rights defender Fawzan Al-Harbi imprisoned for ten years


On 19 November 2014, human rights defender Fawzan Al-Harbi was sentenced to ten years in prison followed by a ten-year travel ban by the Partial Court in Riyadh. He was immediately taken into custody…

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Anti-terror laws threaten human rights defenders in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE


On 14 November 2014, six leading human rights NGOs held a discussion in Washington, DC on human rights violations by Gulf countries that are partners of the United States in the fight against ISIS. “Criminalization…

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Iran: Judicial Harassment of Human Rights Activist Narges Mohammadi


  The Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) is very concerned about the ongoing judicial harassment of human rights defender, lawyer, and women’s rights activist Narges Mohammadi, who was summoned…

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UAE: Authorities Continue to Target Human Rights Defenders


State Security forces in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) continue to target on-line activists and human rights defenders who draw attention to the human rights situation in the country, according to the…

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Saudi Arabia: Blogger and human rights defender Mikhlif Al-Shammari sentenced to two years in prison and 200 lashes


On 3 November 2014, the Specialised Criminal Court in Al-Khobar city sentenced blogger and human rights defender Mikhlif Al-Shammari to two years in prison in addition to 200 lashes. The General Prosecutor…

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