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  • Peshawar Attack is Shameful 18 Dec 2014

    Peshawar Attack is Shameful

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights condemns in the strongest possible terms the shameful attack on children in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. According to news reports, seven militants dressed in Pakistani army uniforms and wearing bomb vests stormed the elite army school and killed 141 people including 132 children. This violated the International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 15 December 1997 and the International Convention... read more


  • IGO Condemns Violent Knife Attacks against Women in Iran 13 Dec 2014

    IGO Condemns Violent Knife Attacks against Women in Iran

    The International Gulf Organization (IGO) for Human Rights denounces knife and other violent attacks against women in Iran in relation to a controversial bill on dressing approved by the Iranian government. About a dozen of young Iranian women, including at least five university students, have been stabbed in their hips with knives in the southern city of Jahrom. The women were attacked by at least four men riding on motorcycles. Most of the men involved in the attacks were... read more


  • All Forms of Crimes against Journalists Must Stop 06 Nov 2014

    All Forms of Crimes against Journalists Must Stop

    The International Gulf Organization (IGO) for Human Rights strongly condemns all attacks against journalists and media workers especially those working in war zones. A recent report by the Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) shows that the last two years have been the most deadly and dangerous period for journalists worldwide. According to the data collect by CPJ, about 150 journalists were killed during this period, and some200 moreare in jails around the world. Governments have used a wide range... read more


  • Iran: IGO Expresses Grave Concern over Detained British-Iranian Woman 03 Nov 2014

    Iran: IGO Expresses Grave Concern over Detained British-Iranian Woman

    The International Gulf Organization (IGO) expresses deep concern over the fate Ghoncheh Ghavami, a British-Iranian woman detained in Iran for trying to watch a men’s volleyball game. Ghavami, 25, is awaiting a verdict on November 8th of her trial on whether she is guilty of propaganda against the Iranian regime. If convicted by Iran’s revolutionary court, she is expected to be sentenced up to a year in a notorious Tehran prison. Ghavami was arrested outside the Azadi stadium in... read more


  • Increasing Violence in Yemen Threatens the Region 01 Nov 2014

    Increasing Violence in Yemen Threatens the Region

    The International Gulf Organization (IGO) for Human Rights is deeply concerned about the continuing violence in Yemen that has killed more than 250 people. The fighting in Central Yemen is between the Houthi rebels and the influential Qifa tribe in the town of Radda and it has killed several civilians including women and children.  Protection of civilians during armed conflict is one of the most prominent edicts of international humanitarian law. This protection extends to their public and private... read more


  • IGO Lauds Malala and Satyarthi for Winning the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Award 12 Oct 2014

    IGO Lauds Malala and Satyarthi for Winning the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Award

    The International Gulf organization (IGO) for Human Rights joins the international human rights community to congratulate Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi for been conferred the prestigious 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Award. The 2014 Nobel Peace Prizes were recently awarded to Malala Yousafzai, a women rights activist from Pakistan and to child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi of India. The two won the illustrious award for their work and commitment in championing the rights of women and children in their respective... read more


  • Iran Reassess Sentencing of Reyhaneh Jabbari 02 Oct 2014

    Iran Reassess Sentencing of Reyhaneh Jabbari

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights calls on Iran to reassess the case of Ms. Reyhaneh Jabbari who has been sentenced to death. Ms. Jabbari was arrested in 2007, after she had killed a former employee of the Iranian Intelligence Services who she said tried to rape her. After a deeply flawed investigation, she was sentenced to death by a Tehran court in 2009. She was scheduled to be executed on Wednesday but activists say the execution has... read more


  • IGO Calls for Retrial of Rape Accused in Afghanistan 28 Sep 2014

    IGO Calls for Retrial of Rape Accused in Afghanistan

    The International Gulf Organization (IGO) for Human Rights is deeply concerned about the death sentence of five people in Afghanistan accused of rape. The convictions were based entirely on the defendants’ confessions, which all five men testified were obtained by torture at the hands of the police. According to police, seven men wearing police uniforms stopped a convoy of cars near Paghman, a town near Kabul. The men pulled out four of the women, and robbed and attacked them.... read more


  • Uzbekistan: Widespread Torture of Political Detainees 27 Sep 2014

    Uzbekistan: Widespread Torture of Political Detainees

    The International Gulf Organization (IGO) for Human Rights condemns human rights abuses against those detained on political charges in Uzbekistan. A latest report on Uzbekistan published by Human Rights Watch (HRW) revealed that political prisoners experience a wide range of abuses and torture in detention camps. The report, that documents the cases of 34 prominent political and religious prisoners, shows that the abuses suffered by these political prisoners include “denial of access to counsel, incommunicado detention, pre-trial and post-conviction... read more


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