Gulf Center for Human Rights

Saudi Arabia: Human rights defender Mohammed Abdullah Al-Otaibi calls on the international community to protect him


Saudi human rights defender Mohammed Abdullah Al-Otaibi has called for international support after being forced to leave Saudi Arabia for Qatar. He said, "I call on the international community to protect…

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UAE: Free prominent rights defender Ahmed Mansoor, held on speech-related charges


Authorities in the United Arab Emirates should immediately release Ahmed Mansoor, an award-winning human rights defender who is facing charges that violate his right to freedom of expression, dozens of…

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Oman: “Azamn” editor Ibrahim Al-Ma'amari released while newspaper remains closed


On 10 April 2016, prominent journalist Ibrahim Al-Maamari, Editor-in-chief of “Azamn” newspaper, was released from the Central Prison in Muscat, Oman after serving his six-month sentence.…

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Saudi Arabia: Trial of Internet activist Naima Al-Matrood continues


Reports received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) confirmed that Internet activist Naima Al-Matrood has been brought to trial before the Specialised Criminal Court (SCC) in Saudi Arabia, a year…

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Saudi Arabia: Free Dina Ali Lasloom and repeal the Guardianship System


On 13 April 2017, Dina Ali Lasloom, a 24-year-old Saudi woman, was reportedly deported from Philippine airport against her will. Lasloom arrived in Manila airport en-route to Australia, where she intended…

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Take Action Now : Urgent Action: Bahrain: Help Free GCHR Founding Directors Nabeel Rajab and Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja as their health suffers behind bars


The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) is seriously concerned for the health of its two Founding Directors Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja and Nabeel Rajab, who are suffering behind bars. Both men require urgent…

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