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  • IGOHR Calls on the Iranian Government to Halt the Executions of Two Men Convicted as Minors -  Mehdi Bohlouli and Peyman Barandah 30 Apr 2017

    IGOHR Calls on the Iranian Government to Halt the Executions of Two Men Convicted as Minors -  Mehdi Bohlouli and Peyman Barandah

      The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) is calling on the Iranian government to immediately and unconditionally halt the executions of two Iranians who were convicted and sentenced to death while still minors. IGOHR is equally deeply concerned about the outcome of about 90 persons now on death row in the country who were sentenced under the age of 18. According to the UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner, two young individuals on Iran’s death row are scheduled to be executed any time soon for...read more

  • Cameroon: IGOHR Condemns the 10 years Jail Sentence for Radio France International Correspondent Journalist Ahmed Abba 26 Apr 2017

    Cameroon: IGOHR Condemns the 10 years Jail Sentence for Radio France International Correspondent Journalist Ahmed Abba

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) condemns the perplexing decision by a Cameroonian military tribunal which sentenced a journalist to 10 years in prions on terrorism related charges. The organization urgently calls on the tribunal to immediately revoke the sentence and reevaluate its decision in line with international human rights instruments. Ahmed Abba – a Cameroonian correspondent journalist for Radio France International (RFI) – was recently sentenced to 10 years in jail by a military court in Yaoundé, Cameroon for reporting on the activities of the Boko...read more

  • 20 Apr 2017

    Bane of ‘Street Jihadists’

      Pakistan was rattled by a mob lynching incident in a university last week. A student, Mashal Khan was killed by a violent mob of extremists at the campus of Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan, Pakistan, on Thursday, April 13, 2017. The extremist students, who also made it a point to record the lynching in a video, alleged that the victim had committed blasphemy.   The blasphemy law has been used countless of times in Pakistan to punish those with a dissenting view. And if we want to know why...read more

  • IGOHR Calls on Israeli Authorities to enter into Negotiation Talks and Respect the Rights of Palestinian Prison Inmates on Hunger Strike 19 Apr 2017

    IGOHR Calls on Israeli Authorities to enter into Negotiation Talks and Respect the Rights of Palestinian Prison Inmates on Hunger Strike

      The International Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) is in solidarity with the thousands of Palestinian inmates on hunger strike in Israeli prisons and strongly urges the Israeli authorities to respect their rights as enshrined in several international human rights covenants and instruments. IGOHR is equally concerned on the physical and psychological health of these inmates as they stage a mass hunger strike in many prisons across Israel. Approximately 1,500 Palestinians are staging a mass hunger strike in protest of the bad conditions of detention in Israeli prisons. Many...read more

  • IGOHR Condemns the Death Sentence Against Yemeni Journalist Al-Jubaihi Issued by Houthi Rebels 16 Apr 2017

    IGOHR Condemns the Death Sentence Against Yemeni Journalist Al-Jubaihi Issued by Houthi Rebels

      The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) condemns strongly the tyrannical judgment by a Houthi court in the Yemeni Capital of Sana’a sentencing journalist “Yehiya Abdul-Raqib Al-Jubaihi” to death. The journalist has been detained in  Houthi prison for 8 months with trail. IGOHR believes this death sentence lacks the most basic rules of fair and honest trial as stipulated in the Yemeni constitution nor in line with international standards. The court refused to allow Al-Jubaihi and his attorney to practice the right of defense, therefore the judgment...read more

  • Egypt: IGOHR Condemns Twin Bomb Blast on Church Premises as a Violation of Human Rights Principles 12 Apr 2017

    Egypt: IGOHR Condemns Twin Bomb Blast on Church Premises as a Violation of Human Rights Principles

      The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) vehemently denounces the two atrocious suicide bomb attacks that recently targeted a religious minority group in Egypt resulting in the death of at least 47 innocent civilians during their church service. The organization is also deeply concerned about the safety and security of religious groups in Egypt as it views this heinous crime as a total violation of not only international human right principles and values of peace, security of person and tolerance but equally against religious rights which are...read more

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