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Gulf Center for Human Rights

The Gulf Center for Human Rights is a non-governmental organization that works to support and protect human rights defenders in the Gulf region in addition to Syria and Yemen.

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Latest posts by Gulf Center for Human Rights

24 February 2018

Saudi Arabia, a United Nations Human Rights Council Member, Continues Rights Crackdown

"The General Assembly is supposed to take into account the contribution of candidate States that seek membership to the HRC in the promotion and protection of human rights."

11 January 2018

Yemeni Human Rights Blogger Hisham Al-Omeisy Has Been Missing for 150 Days

Advox

Before his detention Hisham Al-Omeisy was outspoken about the ongoing conflict in Yemen.

7 December 2017

Jailed Bahraini Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab Faces Additional Fifteen Years in Prison

Advox

Rajab is in prison for his human rights-related activities and for freely expressing his opinions.

3 November 2017

United Arab Emirates: Seven Months After Completing His Sentence, Blogger Osama Al-Najjar Remains in Prison

Advox

Osama Al-Najjar was arrested in 2014 for tweeting in support of his imprisoned father.

29 September 2017

Saudi Women Activists Win Driving Victory in Shadow of Guardianship System and Wave of Arrests

Saudi women may soon be able to drive. However, they continue to face discriminatory barriers under the kingdom's male guardianship system.

6 September 2017

A Year After Newspaper Ban, Independent Media Remain Under Siege in Oman

Advox

Azamn newspaper was banned over a report on interference with the independence of the judiciary. One of its journalists remains in prison.

23 July 2017

Bahraini Rights Activist Ebtisam Al-Saegh Charged Under Terrorism Law

Advox

Bahraini authorities have constantly harassed Al-Saegh because of her rights activism.

15 December 2014

The Incredible Courage of Women Human Rights Defenders in the Middle East

Women in Iraq, Syria, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Iran have faced prosecution, poor treatment, kidnappings and even death for daring to defend human rights.

14 July 2014

These 7 Cases Prove That Online Activism is Under Siege in Saudi Arabia

Advox

Learn about Gulf Center for Human Rights efforts to raise awareness about online activists facing harassment and legal challenges in Saudi Arabia.

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