Kuwait: Court of Cassation releases human rights defender Sulaiman bin Jassim among dozens of prisoners


On 18 February 2018, the Kuwaiti Court of Cassation ordered the release of human rights defender Sulaiman bin Jassim and dozens of others who were sentenced to prison after demonstrators stormed the National…

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Yemen: Journalists Oussama Salem Almaqtari and Mohamed Al-Qadesi killed in Taiz


Yemeni journalists are facing life threating situations, as they struggle to report on the daily suffering of Yemeni people due to the civil war. The last month took a heavy toll on Yemeni media workers.…

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Bahrain: On 7th anniversary of beginning of popular movement, NGOs call for end to systematic targeting of human rights defenders and journalists


On the 7th anniversary of the peaceful popular movement of the Bahraini people which started on 14 February 2011, the undersigned NGOs call on the international community to help free human rights defenders…

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Saudi Arabia: Women’s rights defenders arrested for promoting human rights online


Woman human rights defender Noha Al-Balawi, who is active online in supporting civil and political rights for women, was arrested two weeks ago in the last week of January 2018. She is a college student…

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United Arab Emirates: UN Universal Periodic Review recommendations must be fully implemented


The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) calls on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government to fully implements recommendations made during its third United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The…

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Kuwait: Court of Cassation’s Prosecutor confirms that the verdict of the Court of Appeal in the Kuwait 67 case is improper


According to reports received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), the Court of Cassation’s Prosecutor has confirmed that the verdict of the Court of Appeal convicting the Kuwait 67 was improperly…

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