The crackdown comes at a time when Jordanian activists started protests over economic conditions in 2018 but fizzled out into 2019. That has been a recurring theme in 2019.
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The Iranian judiciary should release three women labor activists and a journalist who are still in jail two months after they were detained.
GCHR reiterates calls for Saudi Arabia to immediately free all human rights defenders who have been jailed for their advocacy for women’s rights.
The World Movement for Democracy is concerned about the forced disappearance of El-Din, head of housing rights program based in Cairo, Egypt.
Dozens of people demonstrated in Basra part of wide protests raging for months calling for provision of job opportunities for the unemployed citizens.
Turkey’s opposition victory in Istanbul mayoral election was ratified Monday, with analysts showing the country is capable of a competitive elections.
GCHR is concerned for the health of imprisoned women human rights defenders in Iran including several who are ill or who have been on hunger strike.
Turkey’s opposition won decisively in the controversial re-vote in the Istanbul mayoral election. The victory is a significant defeat for President Erdogan .
Before journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, Saudi officials inside the building discussed dismembering a body.
A Saudi teenager who had been facing a possible death penalty for taking part in Shiite-led protests as a child will not be executed.