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  • iaIGO Condemns the Kidnapping of Three Spanish Journalists in Aleppo, Syria 25 Jul 2015

    iaIGO Condemns the Kidnapping of Three Spanish Journalists in Aleppo, Syria

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rigghts (iaIGO) is deeply concerned about the whereabouts and safety of three Spanish journalists abducted in Syria. Three Spanish freelance journalists – Jose Manuel Lopez, Antonio Pampliega and Angel Sastre – have reportedly been missing for the past 10 days. They are feared to have been kidnapped in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo which has been devastated by fighting between rebels and forces loyal to the ruling Syrian regime. It is still... read more


  • Turkey: iaIGO Denounces Suicide Attack in Suruc which Killed 32 Civilians 25 Jul 2015

    Turkey: iaIGO Denounces Suicide Attack in Suruc which Killed 32 Civilians

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (iaIGO) strongly condemns the suicide bomb attack a group of activists in the town of Suruc, Turkey which killed at least 32 people mostly university aged students. A bomb blast recently tore through a group of university-aged students from an activist group in Suruc, Turkey a border town with Syria. The group had gathered to plan a trip to assist in rebuilding the nearby Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani. The suicide attacked... read more


  • Iraq: Series of Suicide Bomb Attacks in Baghdad Kills 28 Civilians 14 Jul 2015

    Iraq: Series of Suicide Bomb Attacks in Baghdad Kills 28 Civilians

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (iaIGO) strongly condemns the wave of suicide bombings in Baghdad, Iraq’s capital which have resulted in the death of at least 28 people and scores of others wounded. A recent report from Iraq reveals that a series of deadly suicide bomb attacks have been carried out in several place in the capital of Baghdad causing severe civilian casualties. The northeastern area of Al-Shaab was severely hit by two explosions, near a market... read more


  • Afghanistan : iaIGO Condemns the Killing of Civilians in a Roadside Explosion 23 Jun 2015

    Afghanistan : iaIGO Condemns the Killing of Civilians in a Roadside Explosion

    The International Gulf Organization (iaIGO) for Human Rights strongly condemns in its strongest terms the killing of 19 civilians mostly members of a family in a roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistan.  A minibus full of afghan families mostly women and children hit a roadside bomb in the Marja district of Helmand province. The explosion killed 19 people including 11 women and three children and wounded several others. These families were returning to their homes after fleeing renewed fighting between... read more


  • India’s Crying Childhood 16 Jun 2015

    India’s Crying Childhood

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGO) expresses deep concern for the state of children in India where several disturbing media reports suggest that their rights are being broken with impunity. India is home to largest population of children in the world. An estimated 430 million children live in the country- constitute over one-third of its population. Yet India has a very traditional society and outlook where kids are highly dependent on their caretakers and are expected to... read more


  • Syria: Indiscriminate killing of Innocent Civilians Must Stop 10 Jun 2015

    Syria: Indiscriminate killing of Innocent Civilians Must Stop

    The International Gulf Organization (iaIGO) for Human Rights expresses grave concern on the continuous indiscriminate attack and use of chemical weapons on civilians in Syria by government forces. According to reports by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Syrian forces loyal to the ruling regime have incessantly used barrel bombs against civilians in rebel held areas in the country’s northern territories. Recently, the Syrian government forces carried out three separate fatal bombings in Aleppo and Idlib provinces respectively. More... read more


  • iaIGO Urges Iran to Investigate Woman’s Death 24 May 2015

    iaIGO Urges Iran to Investigate Woman’s Death

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (iaIGO) expresses deep concern about the death of Farinaz Khosrawani, an Iranian woman who allegedly jumped off a hotel balcony to avoid being raped by a military officer. Khosravani was an employee of the hotel in the northwest Kurdish town of Mahabad where the incident occurred. At the time of the 26-year old woman death, the room was occupied by an Intelligence Ministry employee and there are reports that Khosravani had been... read more


  • The Conflict in Yemen Should be Settled Through Peaceful Means 23 May 2015

    The Conflict in Yemen Should be Settled Through Peaceful Means

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (iaIGO) welcomes the 5-day humanitarian truce in Yemen that begins from today, Tuesday, while continuing to be deeply concerned about the deepening humanitarian condition in many Yemeni regions and cities. After more than six weeks since the beginning of the military operation that aims to restore and maintain the rule of law in Yemen, to protect Yemenis from violations committed by Houthi militias and the forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah... read more


  • Iran should Halt its Surge in Public Executions 23 May 2015

    Iran should Halt its Surge in Public Executions

    The International Gulf Organization (iaIGO) for Human Rights condemns the surge in executions of prisoners in recent months. Over the past few months, Iran has experience a sharp increase in the number of executions – both public and secretly. Since January 2015, the Iranian Judiciary has ordered the executions of more than 340 persons, including at least six political prisoners and seven women. According to the 2014 Annual Report on the Death Penalty in Iran published by the Iran... read more


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