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Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab sentenced to two years for reporting on human rights violations

10-Juy-2017Leading Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab has been sentenced to prison on 10 July 2017 for two years after being found guilty of spreading "fake news” for TV interviews. In reality, he did nothing more than report about human rights violations, which continue to mount in the Gulf Kingdom. Rajab is President of the ...

Kuwait: Prominent Bedoon human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli must be released

Prominent human rights defender Abdulhakim Al-Fadhli is still being held at the Central Prison in Kuwait and risks facing deportation from the country, according to reports received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR).He has been detained at the Central Prison in Kuwait since 26 September 2016 after he voluntarily surrendered himself ...

A Small Step Toward Justice in Syria

July 3, 2017Today, the UN Secretary-General appointed Catherine Marchi-Uhel to head a new UN team tasked with investigating serious crimes committed in Syria since 2011. For victims who have known nothing but suffering, despair and abandonment, the creation of this team represents a small step in the difficult struggle for justice, redress ...

Iraq: New Abuse, Execution Reports of Men Fleeing Mosul

June 30, 2017Allegations are emerging of Iraqi forces beating and unlawfully killing men and boys fleeing Mosul in the final phase of the battle against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), Human Rights Watch said today.Four witnesses told Human Rights Watch that they saw Iraqi forces beat unarmed men and boys fleeing the fighting within ...

Bahrain: Human Rights Defender Ebtisam Al-Sayegh arrested and detained for the second time in two months

04-July-2017 On 3 July 2017, Ebtisam Al-Sayegh, monitoring and documentation officer of the Salam Organisation (Peace for Democracy and Human Rights), was arrested during a raid on her home for the second time in less than two months. Just before midnight, five cars and a mini van arrived at the home of Ebtisam Al-Sayegh and a ...

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