Monthly Archives: October 2019

One year after the gruesome murder of Jamal Khashoggi, NGOs renew their demand for justice

On 2 October 2018, Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain official documents in order to get married, but he did not make it out alive. He was brutally killed inside the consulate in what the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Dr Agnes Callamard, called a “premeditated extrajudicial

Ahmed Mansoor goes on second hunger strike after severe prison beating

This statement was originally published on gc4hr.org on 30 September 2019. The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) is seriously alarmed at reports that Ahmed Mansoor has undertaken a second hunger strike in prison in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), following a severe beating in reprisal for his protests. The authorities must immediately end his

Stronger cooperation needed to counter global disinformation on Hong Kong

This statement was originally published on hkja.org.hk on 24 September 2019. There is now clear evidence that hundreds of thousands of social media accounts are being used to spread disinformation about Hong Kong’s ongoing political crisis with a view to manipulating public debate. The right to freedom of expression, which includes the right to seek

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