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Bahrain: Human rights defender Nabeel Rajab remains in jail facing 18 years in prison for two of his ongoing cases

2017-03-01

Prominent Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab was back in court this week on two cases related to tweets and media interviews about human rights violations in Bahrain, for which he faces 18 years…

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Kuwait: Human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli begins hunger strike for freedom

2017-02-24

At 09am on 22 February 2017, detained human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli started a hunger strike demanding his release from prison in Kuwait after he finished serving the three-month sentence…

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UPDATE: UAE: Academic Nasser Bin Ghaith suffering from poor health while waiting for Federal Appeal Court to set date to hear his case

2017-02-23

Update: UAE: On 22 February, Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith appeared in court, where the judge scheduled a hearing for his verdict on 29 March 2017. 2017-01-24 Update: UAE: Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith remains in prison…

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Saudi Arabia: Gulf Centre for Human Rights supports campaign to end male guardianship system of women

2017-02-21

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) announces its full solidarity with the campaign to end the male guardianship system of women in Saudi Arabia. GCHR believes that there will be no real reform and…

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Saudi Arabia: Prominent human rights defender Samar Badawi interrogated once again

2017-02-16

On 13 February 2017, prominent human rights defender Samar Badawi received a call from the Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution in Jeddah summoning her to appear at 10am on 15 February for investigation.…

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Egypt: GCHR expresses solidarity on the closure of El Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of the Victims of Violence and Torture

2017-02-14

On 09 February 2017, El Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of the Victims of Violence and Torture in Cairo was closed. Egyptian authorities sealed off the doors and police arrested the doorman and questioned…

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