Europe & America

  • iaIGO Welcomes Britain’s Move to Take in Thousands More Syrian Refugees 07 Sep 2015

    iaIGO Welcomes Britain’s Move to Take in Thousands More Syrian Refugees

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (iaIGO) welcomes the UK’s move to take in thousand more Syrian refugees in response to the grave humanitarian crisis faced by millions fleeing the war torn country. The British Prime Minister David Cameron, recently announced Britain’s resettlement plans to assist thousands of Syrians refugees amid mounting pressures to deal with the growing humanitarian crisis. The new arrivals in Britain will not come from among those already in Europe but from a program already... read more


  • IGO Condemns the Arbitrary Detention of 26 Police Officers in Turkey 01 Feb 2015

    IGO Condemns the Arbitrary Detention of 26 Police Officers in Turkey

    The International Gulf Organization (IGO) for Human Rights condemns the arbitrary detention of 26 police officers on suspicions of illegal wiretapping in Turkey. In recent reports, Turkey authorities arrested and detained 26 security forces on charges of illegally wiretapping politicians, civil servants and businessmen. The raids were carried out nationwide as serving and former police officers are accused of forging documents and eavesdropping top officials including President Tayyip Erdogan. This crackdown is believed to be a continuation of President... read more


  • Charlie Hebdo: Exercise freedom of expression with responsibility 15 Jan 2015

    Charlie Hebdo: Exercise freedom of expression with responsibility

    The International Gulf Organization (IGO) for Human Rights is deeply concerned about the decision by French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo to print a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammed on its cover this week. IGO whole heartily supports freedom of expression as stipulated by Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It also strongly condemned the attack on the newspaper’s offices that killed 17 people. However, it is the organization’s belief that freedom of expression is not unlimited... read more


  • Arms Trade Treaty: IGO Welcomes the Landmark agreement 27 Dec 2014

    Arms Trade Treaty: IGO Welcomes the Landmark agreement

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights welcomes the coming into force of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and hopes that it will regulate the illegal trade in arms. ATT will be the first legally binding treaty of its kind that will stop arms from getting into the hands of governments that would use them to commit atrocities on its people. At least half a million people die every year and several more are injured, raped and forced to... read more


  • IGO Condemns ongoing Crackdown on Media Staffs in Turkey 17 Dec 2014

    IGO Condemns ongoing Crackdown on Media Staffs in Turkey

    The International Gulf Organization (IGO) for Human Rights is strongly denounces the arrests of journalist in Turkey in an ongoing crackdown on the media personnel and police officials across the country. Pro-government police detained the editor-in-chief of Turkey’s Zaman daily Sunday, bringing the total number of people in custody to 25 as the Turkish government intensifies its crackdown on opposition linked media. All the persons detained are alleged to have links with the U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen and his so... read more


  • IGO Calls for Impartial Investigation and Decision in the Ferguson and New York murder cases 13 Dec 2014

    IGO Calls for Impartial Investigation and Decision in the Ferguson and New York murder cases

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights is strongly against a jury’s decision not to charge a police officer over the killing of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. After three months of deliberation a Missouri grand jury – of nine white and three black members – made no recommendation of charges against Mr. Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shout the African-American teenager on august 9th. The grand jury was deciding whether Officer Wilson should be charged... read more


  • IGO strongly condemns Torture Acts by CIA, calls for perpetrators to be tried in ICC 11 Dec 2014

    IGO strongly condemns Torture Acts by CIA, calls for perpetrators to be tried in ICC

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights strongly condemns the US Senate report that details the brutal tortures and enforced disappearances carried out by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The summary of the report said that the CIA had misled Americans about what it was doing by torturing terrorist suspects linked to Al-Qaeda and that the information collected this way failed to secure any threats foiled by the group. The report detailed the interrogations of detainees which were found to... read more


  • IGO Celebrates the United Nations Day 26 Oct 2014

    IGO Celebrates the United Nations Day

    The International Gulf Organization (IGO) joins the United Nation, its member states and the international community to commemorate the 66th anniversary of the United Nations Day. On October 24, 1945, the United Nations (UN) came into existence when the majority of its signatories including the five permanent members of the Security Council (France, the Republic of China, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States) endorsed the UN charter. Since October 24, 1948, the day has been... read more


  • Turkey: Free Speech, Right to Protest and Rule of Law Under Threat 01 Oct 2014

    Turkey: Free Speech, Right to Protest and Rule of Law Under Threat

    The International Gulf Organization (IGO) for Human Rights expressed concern for the deteriorating human rights situation in Turkey where rule of law has been eroded as the government cracks down on dissent and media freedom. The government has cracked down on protestors since the 2013 Gezi protests in Istanbul, where the police used excessive force, including the misuse of teargas. More recently, the government increased censorship by passing a more restrictive Internet law. The new law increases government surveillance... read more


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