GIDHR marks Nelson Mandela Day and urge Gulf authorities to release and honor their prisoners of conscience


The world celebrates on July 18 of every year the international day of the prominent African leader Nelson Mandela, who has spent his life in serving humanity, fighting for humanitarian issues and democracy and promoting a global culture of peace. On
this occasion, the United Nations persistently calls on individuals around the world to reflect on his legacy and “make the world a better place.”

Indeed, multiple activists and academics in the Gulf followed the footsteps of Mandela’s peaceful demand for political reform, democracy and the basic rights of their people. However, they have ended up in prisons serving long terms and endured various types of torture and other forms of inhuman treatment.

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