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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

7 December 2017

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

Global Voices Advocacy

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

Global Voices Advocacy

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

Global Voices Advocacy

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

Global Voices Advocacy

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

Global Voices Advocacy

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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