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Complaint to the United Nations: 12 NEWS WEBSITES BLOCKED BY THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY IN THE WEST BANK

Between 12 and 15 June 2017, the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Public Prosecutor issued orders to block access within the West Bank to at least 12 news websites*. Since then, people in the West Bank have been unable to access them. All targeted news agencies websites are believed to convey voices critical to the Palestinian Authority, ...

SHAMS condemns ratifying death penalty

15/7/2017A statement for immediate releaseIssued by Human Rights and Democracy Media Center ‘SHAMS”On ratifying death penalty upon four citizens within two days by the Military Court and the Court of Appeal.“SHAMS” strongly condemns the sentence issued by the Court of Appeal in Gaza Strip on 12/7/2017 to approve death sentence issued ...

Turkey: GCHR stands in solidarity with rights defenders detained in Turkey and calls for their immediate release

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) expresses serious concern about the recent detention of human rights defenders and trainers at a workshop in Turkey on 05 July. We stand in solidarity with all human rights defenders including our colleagues and friends who were detained or otherwise affected by this crackdown in Turkey.Eight rights ...

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 ...

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