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Gulf Center for Human Rights

Saudi Arabia: Women’s rights defender Souad Al-Shammari arrested for tweets

2014-11-01

  The Monitor of Human Rights in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) express concern over the arrest of women’s rights defender Souad Al-Shammari in Saudi Arabia. On 28…

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Iran: Safety of Human Rights Defenders at Stake

2014-10-31

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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Saudi Arabia: Lengthy jail sentence for lawyers’ on-line postings

2014-10-31

On 27 October 2014, Judge Sultan Hanas bin Shidah of the Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh sentenced lawyers Abdulrahman Al- Subaihi, Bander Al-Nogaithan, and Abdulrahman Al- Rumaih, on charges including…

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

2014-10-28

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

2014-10-26

(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

2014-10-24

  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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