Africa

  • IGO condemns the killing of 32 persons and the Abduction of 185 others in Nigeria 24 Dec 2014

    IGO condemns the killing of 32 persons and the Abduction of 185 others in Nigeria

    The International Gulf Organization (IGO) for Human Rights condemns the killing of 32 civilians and the abduction of 185 persons by Boko Haram militants in northeastern Nigeria. In a recent violent attack in northeast Nigeria, a convoy of well-armed gunmen stormed Gumsuri in Borno State, throwing petrol bombs into buildings and leaving much of the village destroyed. The extremist group of armed men identified as Boko Haram militants killed 32 people and kidnapped about 185 persons including women and... read more


  • Egypt UPR review 12 Nov 2014

    Egypt UPR review

    Egypt has been provided with more than 300 recommendations by the Unite Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHCR) following its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva. The list includes recommendations relating to the controversial Protest and NGO Laws, media freedom, freedom of association, the use of the death penalty, and women’s rights. This is Egypt’s second UPR review. The first one was held in 2010 after which it received 165 recommendations. There were at least 20 recommendations that dealt with... read more


  • IGO Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attacks in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula 30 Oct 2014

    IGO Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attacks in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

    The International Gulf Organization (IGO) for Human Rights strongly condemns two terrorist attacks at the Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula that killed about 31 security personnel. In latest news, the Egyptian military, which have been struggling to stem a wave of attacks by Islamist extremists, has experience one of the most deadliest attacks since the beginning of the year . The first attack involved a car bomb which targeted two armored vehicles stationed at a checkpoint near an army installation in... read more


  • Ethiopia: IGO Condemns Long Jail Sentences of Three Magazine Owners 09 Oct 2014

    Ethiopia: IGO Condemns Long Jail Sentences of Three Magazine Owners

    The International Gulf Organization (IGO) for Human Rights denounces the long jail sentences handed to three magazine owners in absentia. Ethiopia’s Supreme Court recently handed jail sentences of more than three years to Endalkachew Tesfaye, Gizaw Taye, and Fatuma Nuriya publishers of Addis Guday, Lomi and Fact respectively. The trio fled the country before their sentences were announced by the court. They were being charged and prosecuted for “inciting violent revolts, printing and distributing unfounded rumors and conspiring to... read more


  • Morocco Investigate Death of Saharawi Human Rights Activists 02 Oct 2014

    Morocco Investigate Death of Saharawi Human Rights Activists

    The International Gulf Organization (IGO) for Human Rights calls on the Moroccan authorities to promptly investigate the death of Saharawi political prisoner and human rights activist, Hasena Elwali Aleya. Hasena recently died in a Moroccan military hospital after allegedly having suffered from critical health conditions in his prison cell. Hasena Elwali who was a human rights activist and a member of the Sahrawi Association against Torture, was serving a three-year imprisonment for his participation in the historical events in... read more


  • Tunisia: Promote Human Rights in Upcoming Elections 02 Oct 2014

    Tunisia: Promote Human Rights in Upcoming Elections

    The International Gulf Organization (IGO) for Human Rights urges candidates in the upcoming Tunisian elections to promote human rights in their political agendas. Tunisia is preparing for its second parliamentary elections since the 2011 revolution. IGO urges candidates to resolve the following human rights violations that are widespread in the country: torture and ill-treatment of detainees; discrimination and violence against women; lack of economic and social rights; judicial independence and political manipulation in courts; free speech rights; and the... read more


  • Eritrea Must Improve on its Human Rights Situation 29 Sep 2014

    Eritrea Must Improve on its Human Rights Situation

    The International Gulf Organization (IGO) for Human Rights is gravely concerned about the deplorable human rights conditions in Eritrea. The European Union (EU) recently lamented over the alarming human rights violations in Eritrea, especially arbitrary detentions, lack of religious freedom and freedom of expression. It said in a statement that “the State of Eritrea continues to violate its international and domestic obligations regarding human rights”. Since September 18, 2001, the Eritrean government has continuously detained 11 prominent political figures,... read more


  • ICC to Investigate on “Endless” War Crimes in Central African Republic 25 Sep 2014

    ICC to Investigate on “Endless” War Crimes in Central African Republic

    The International Gulf Organization (IGO) for Human Rights welcomes International Criminal Court’s (ICC) formal investigations into the “endless list” of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Central African Republic (CAR). The ICC is to open a formal probe into the numerous atrocities carried out by both Seleka and Anti-Bakala militias in CAR. ICC’s prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said that her office is convinced based on relevant information that there has been “endless “instances of rape, murder, forced displacement,... read more


  • Two Tunisian Journalists Reported Missing in Libya 22 Sep 2014

    Two Tunisian Journalists Reported Missing in Libya

    The International Gulf Organization (IGO) for Human Rights is deeply concerned about the whereabouts of two Tunisian journalists in eastern Libya. Sofiène Chourabi and Nadhir Ktari both journalists, who work for Tunisia’s First TV have been reported missing near Ajdabiya, in eastern Libya. The two were in Libya with the primary aim of covering the situation in the Tunisian-Libyan border region. They were abducted and detained for four days by a militia group in Brega, but they went missing... read more


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