Gulf Center for Human Rights

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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UAE: Open letter to, the President, and Vice- President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, regarding human rights defender Obaid Al-Zaabi


His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, We, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), are writing to you in relation to the case of Emirati…

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