Gulf Center for Human Rights

Bahrain: Co-Director of the GCHR detained and not permitted entry to her country Bahrain


On 30 August 2014, human rights defender and co-director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), Maryam Al-Khawaja  was refused entry to her country Bahrain and detained at the immigration area.…

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Kuwait: Arrest and detention of blogger and human rights defender Mohammed Al-Ajmi


On 27 August 2014, the Department of Criminal Investigation summoned blogger and human rights activist, Mohammed Al-Ajmi. As a result he went to their offices, located in Salmiya at 10:00am on the same…

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Bahrain: Joint Letter to King Hamad of Bahrain Regarding Torture Victims


King Hamad of Bahrain Cc: Lt. General Sheikh Rashed bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa Minister of Interior Kingdom of Bahrain Your Majesty, The undersigned representatives of international human rights organizations…

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Bahrain: Prominent Human Rights Defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja to Start a New Hunger Strike


Prominent human rights defender and founder of the Bahrain Centre for Human rights (BCHR) and the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR), Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, has declared an open hunger strike “in…

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Saudi Arabia: Detained human rights lawyer Waleed Abu Al-Khair forcibly taken to unknown location


Update: Reports confirmed that on 12 August 2014 he has been transferred to Al-Malaz prison in Riyadh.  The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) has received reliable information that on 11 August…

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Update: Kuwait & Oman: Human rights defenders Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli and Noah Al-Saadi released


The Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) welcomes the release of two human rights defenders who were arrested in July in Kuwait and Oman. On 7 August 2014, human rights defender and Bedoon community activist…

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