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  • IGOHR Denounces Terrorist Attack on Religious Minority Group in Egypt 19 Dec 2016

    IGOHR Denounces Terrorist Attack on Religious Minority Group in Egypt

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) condemns in its strongest terms the bomb explosion that targeted a religious minority group in Cairo, Egypt. The incident took place during the morning hours of Sunday as fellow worshipers gathered at their place of worship in the capital. The terrorist explosion killed about 25 persons and injured more than 49 others. The majority of the victims are believed to be women and children. No one has claimed responsibility of the attack but it is thought to be members of various...read more

  • IGOHR Implores the World to Stand in Solidarity with the Palestinian People 12 Dec 2016

    IGOHR Implores the World to Stand in Solidarity with the Palestinian People

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) – as well as human rights organizations, signatories of this press release, the human rights movement across the globe, in addition to justice/equality/freedom-loving nations and movements against colonialism and Zionism – participates in the celebration of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People commemorated annually on November 29th. This day was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution no. (40/32 B), dated December 02nd 1977 and re-affirmed in its resolution no. (65/34 D), dated December...read more

  • The Arab Federation for Human Rights Urges All to “Stand Up for Someone’s Rights” in Marking this year’s Human Rights Day 08 Dec 2016

    The Arab Federation for Human Rights Urges All to “Stand Up for Someone’s Rights” in Marking this year’s Human Rights Day

    The Arab Federation for Human Rights (AFHR) is delighted to join the international community and the United Nations in celebrating the 66th anniversary of the Human Rights Day commemorated annually on December 10th. It is a day that marks the anniversary (currently 68th) of the establishment of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the first global, widely accepted human rights document which specifies the fundamental rights for all that needs to be protected by everyone around the world. The 10th of December was declared “Human Rights Day” by...read more

  • IGOHR Participates in Celebrating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 24 Nov 2016

    IGOHR Participates in Celebrating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) is delighted to take part in the celebrations in support of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women observed on November 25, 2016. Making this day, IGOHR strongly urges all governments, NGOs, civil society organizations and individuals to fight harder to prevent and end all forms of violence and discrimination against women. Such acts undermine the socio-economic and cultural values of our societies. Preventing and ending it is possible and very imperative now more than ever. Violence against...read more

  • IGOHR Commemorates the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists 10 Nov 2016

    IGOHR Commemorates the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) joined the Press and Media Outlets around the world and the international community to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. This day is observed to shed light on the violence and crimes committed against journalists worldwide on a daily basis which negatively impacts the global rights to freedom of speech and opinion. Journalists and media workers play a vital and essential role in our society. They serve in providing the public with...read more

  • IGOHR Strongly Condemns the Firing of Missiles Targeting the Holy City of Mecca 07 Nov 2016

    IGOHR Strongly Condemns the Firing of Missiles Targeting the Holy City of Mecca

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) strongly condemns the missile attack by the Houthis rebel group on the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. This is unacceptable and a grave violation of International Humanitarian Law and other international treaties on the protection of cultural heritage both cultural or religious. On Friday 28th October 2016, a missile was lunched from the province of Saada in Yemen – a Houthis stronghold – about 500km across the border with Saudi Arabia. The long-ranged ballistic missile targeted Saudi’s holy city...read more

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