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50 Endorsements… and Counting

We are excited to share with you that the campaign team have received endorsements from around 50 academics and human rights advocates from the GCC countries, Yemen, Syria, Palestine, Algeria and Morocco in support Dr. Al-Hamid’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Campaign had started earlier last month with great support from the online community and prominant figures such as Dr. Madawi Al-Rasheed of Britain as well as other supporters from Europe.

Six associations mostly from GCC countries had also sent their endorsements to the campaign team among which the Gulf Forum for Civil Societies that endorse Dr. Al-Hamid for the prize firstly. The alhamid4nobel campaign team renew call upon academics, human rights advocates (individuals or associations), governments members and peace prize winners to support our candidate who is spending a long term in prison ONLY for his peaceful struggle towards political reforms and human rights defense.

Visit our Get Involved page to see how YOU can make a difference by simply filling the endorsement form or signing the online petition… and more!

Gulf Forum Nominates Dr. Al-Hamid for Nobel Peace Prize

The Gulf Forum for civil society organizations nominated human rights activist Zainab Al-Khawaja and Abdullah Al-Hamid to the Nobel Peace Prize for the coming year. The Forum declared in a statement on Friday:

“After much research and lengthy debate between Gulf elite to push for the completion of the rule of law and the Constitution in various Gulf countries that  their people pay  today for demanding reform which all Gulf countries promised to achieve for years and decades but few of the promises have not been achieved,   personalities of the gulf, men and women, have paid the price so that the people of the Gulf would be blessed with freedom and democracy to reach the ranks of civilized nations and of the rule of law and the constitutions of the modern nation, that reflect the aspirations of peoples of the region. Since such demands have become today an essential requirement of legitimate and  as a result of procrastination and attempts to delay the achievement of these aspirations of the peoples of the Gulf , and also as a result of attempts to actively carried out by organized Gulf involvement of activists jurists and politicians who languish today in the prisons and detention centers , we have decided to nominate all of Dr. Abdullah Al-Hamid and Zainab Al-Khawaja for the Nobel Peace Prize for the coming year.”

The form has form a working group  to communicate with the Department of the Nobel Peace Prize to provide all the documents and certificates, which emphasizes that Dr. Abdullah Al-Hamid and Zainab Al-Khawaja had submitted  their entire efforts for the advancement and development of their community and are still languishing in prisons, where the trials are unfair and lacking the most basic legitimate rights, which should be available for each of the accused.

The forum called upon “Gulf activists to support this effort in honor and recognition of gratitude for Al-Hamid and Al-Khawaja, who are paying the price of our freedom.