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Gulf Center for Human Rights

Bahrain: Women’s rights defender Ghada Jamsheer arrested for tweets

2014-09-18

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) express concern over the arrest of women’s rights defender Ghada Jamsheer in Bahrain. On 15 September 2014,…

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Bahrain: GCHR Co-Director Maryam Al-Khawaja released, but still faces charges and remains under travel ban

2014-09-18

  On 18 September 2014, human rights defender Maryam Al-Khawaja, co-director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), was released from prison. Reports received by the GCHR confirmed that a travel…

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Qatar: New Cyber Crime Law poses real threat to Freedom of Expression

2014-09-17

On 15 September 2014, a new Cyber Crime Law came into force following its ratification by the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. The new Law 14/2014 includes amendments to previous legislation on Cyber…

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An open letter to prominent human rights activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja

2014-09-16

We on behalf of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) and the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) urge you to immediately stop your hunger strike. We well know your willingness to sacrifice your…

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Saudi Arabia: Sentence of human rights defender Fadel Al-Manasef reduced by one year following reconsideration by the Court

2014-09-12

On 9 September 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh, reduced the prison sentence of human rights defender, blogger and founding member of Al Adalah Center for Human Rights, Fadel Al-Manasef,…

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Human Rights in the Gulf Countries: Special Focus Kuwait & Saudi Arabia

2014-09-09

On 09 September 2014 the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), World Alliance for Citizen participation (CIVICUS), Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association…

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