Europe & America

  • Deliberate Boat Sinking Leaves More than 500 dead 16 Sep 2014

    Deliberate Boat Sinking Leaves More than 500 dead

    The International Gulf Organization (IGO) for Human Rights strongly condemns the deliberate sinking of a migrant ship off Malta which has killed more than 500 people. The refugees, mainly from Egypt, the Palestinian territories, Syria and Sudan are feared dead after their vessel was allegedly sunk by human traffickers off Malta last week. The incident came to light only after the International Organization for Migration (IOM) spoke to two Palestinians who were rescued and brought to Sicily. The survivors said... read more


  • TURKEY: Freedom of Expression and Right to Information Remain Under Threat 03 Sep 2014

    TURKEY: Freedom of Expression and Right to Information Remain Under Threat

    The International Gulf Organization (IGO) for Human Rights expressed serious concern for the threat posed to freedom of expression in Turkey, whilst it hosts the Internet Government Forum (IGF), an annual meeting by the United Nations on public policy issues related to the Internet. Turkey continues to engage in internet censorship and prosecuting social media users who criticize the government’s policies. Over the last few years, Turkey has blocked tens of thousands of websites under the Internet Law 5651.... read more


  • American Journalist Sotloff Killed 03 Sep 2014

    American Journalist Sotloff Killed

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights strongly condemns the killing of American journalist Steven Sotloff by militant group IS (Islamic State). The terrorist group has released a video which purportedly shows the beheading of Steven Sotloff. Thirty one year old Sotloff was abducted in Syria in 2013. He appeared at the end of a video last month which showed fellow US journalist James Foley being killed, following which his mother had released a videotaped appeal to IS leader... read more


  • Worsening Human Rights Situation in Ukraine 01 Sep 2014

    Worsening Human Rights Situation in Ukraine

    The International Gulf Organization (IGO) for Human Rights expressed serious concern for the worsening human rights situation in Ukraine, where on average 36 people are being killed every day. A latest report released by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) covers the period from 16 July to 17 August. It documents violations committed by the pro-Russia armed groups who have seized control over the country’s eastern regions since mid-April and violations committed by Ukrainian forces... read more


  • IS: Release American Journalist Steven Sotloff 28 Aug 2014

    IS: Release American Journalist Steven Sotloff

    The International Gulf Organization (IGO) for Human Rights calls for the release of American journalist Steven Sotloff. Sotloff’s mother Shirley Sotloff has issued a plea to IS asking for his release. In a video broadcast on al-Arabiya TV network, Ms. Sotloff directly addresses Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the militant group and says that her son has no influence over U.S. government policy and should not be held accountable for its actions. She added that in her study... read more


  • Missouri, USA: Police use tear gas on Protestors 18 Aug 2014

    Missouri, USA: Police use tear gas on Protestors

    The International Association International Gulf Organization (iaIGO) expresses serious concerns surrounding the death of a black teenager suspected to have been killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, USA and calls on the US government to uphold justice. The police department in the St. Louis suburb has come under strong criticism for both the death of an unarmed man and its handling of the aftermath. A federal autopsy report confirmed that Michael Brown, the young black teenager,... read more


  • iaIGO Denounces Human rights Abuses in Eastern Ukraine 16 Aug 2014

    iaIGO Denounces Human rights Abuses in Eastern Ukraine

    The International Association International Organization (iaIGO) welcomes the Human Rights’ Watch reports on Ukraine government’s unlawful use of unguided rockets and the brutal attacks and killings of medical staffs by pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine. Two reports recently published by the international rights group, Human Rights Watch (HRW), reveals extremely alarming evidence of horrific atrocities and bombardments caused by both the Ukraine government and pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine. In the first report, HRW accused the Ukraine government for... read more


  • Pro-Israel/Palestine Protestors Clash in Paris 21 Jul 2014

    Pro-Israel/Palestine Protestors Clash in Paris

    The International Association International Gulf Organization (iaIGO) condemns the French government’s inaction over an incident where Israeli demonstrators reportedly attacked Palestinian protesters in Paris. Despite being eyewitnesses to the event, the riot police took no action to stop the violence. Approximately 150 pro-Israeli protesters went on a rampage on the streets of Paris, armed with metal bars, chairs, wooden clubs and pepper spray, destroying public property and chanting racist slogans against Palestinians. A video of the incident which has appeared on... read more


  • Cuba arrests 100 women dissidents 16 Jul 2014

    Cuba arrests 100 women dissidents

    The International Association International Gulf Organization strongly condemns the Cuban government’s crackdown on a group of female protesters despite having an official government permission to demonstrate peacefully. Formed in 2003, “Ladies in White” comprises of wives and relatives of political prisoners and marches every Sunday in the Cuban capital after mass at Santa Rita parish church. Since they are the only group that has obtained a government permission for a regular protest, public arrests are few and infrequent.  However on... read more


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