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Oman: Trial of Writer, cinema critic and online activist Abdullah Habib postponed

2017-03-15

In a hearing on 13 March 2017, the Appeal Court in Oman decided to postpone its hearing in the case of writer, cinema critic and online activist Abdullah Habib - in which a verdict was expected - to an…

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Human rights defenders at imminent risk in the Gulf region and neighbouring countries, says GCHR annual report

2017-03-14

Human rights defenders at imminent risk in the Gulf region and neighbouring countries, says the fifth Annual Report of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR). GCHR documents the environment in which…

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Kuwait: Detained human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli ends hunger strike

2017-03-13

Detained human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli suspended his hunger strike in Kuwait on 03 March 2017 after the Central Prison administration agreed to communicate with the authorities about his…

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Bahrain: Human rights defenders in exile threatened, along with their families, while ongoing court cases continue against other defenders

2017-03-11

While attention is focused on Bahrain’s human rights record at the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) this month, Bahraini human rights defenders continue to suffer…

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Ahmed Mansoor nominated as Defender of Human Rights & Freedom of Expression for March 2017

2017-03-10

(Cairo & Beirut, 10 March 2017) The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Maharat Foundation, and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), in cooperation with IFEX, nominated prominent…

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GCHR marks International Women’s Day 2017 in solidarity with WHRDs in the Gulf and neighbouring countries

2017-03-08

On 08 March 2017, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) marks International Women’s Day by reminding the international community about the need to provide more protection for women human rights…

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