Gulf Center for Human Rights

Iran: Safety of Human Rights Defenders at Stake


Protestors demonstrating against a wave of acid attacks on women have been violently beaten and teargased in Iran, while photojournalists were also beaten and impeded from documenting the demonstrations.…

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Bahrain: Bahrain’s allies must take action to free human rights defenders


28 October 2014 - The undersigned 40 organisations call on the international community to publicly condemn the ongoing crackdown on human rights defenders, who face harassment, imprisonment, and forced…

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Bahrain: Free Activists Facing Free-Speech Charges


(Beirut) – Bahrain authorities should drop all criminal charges against two prominent human rights activists, and immediately release them, Human Rights Watch and the Gulf Center for Human Rights…

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Saudi Arabia: Raif Badawi facing 1000 lashes in public for his human rights works


  The Saudi Minister of the Interior is on the brink of giving the order to start lashing human rights defender Raif Badawi, according to information received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights…

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Iran: Human Rights Activist Arash Sadeghi Must Be Released


The Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) calls for the immediate and unconditional release of human rights defender and student activist Arash Sadeghi, detained in Iran for over a month. Arash Sadeghi…

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Update: Bahrain: Another case brought against jailed human rights defender Zainab Al-Khawaja


The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) has received information that yet another charge, in relation to publicly insulting the King has been brought against human rights defender Zainab Al-Khawaja, detained…

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