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Gulf Center for Human Rights

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

2014-11-26

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

2014-11-20

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

2014-11-16

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

2014-11-14

  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

2014-11-10

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

2014-11-05

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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