Blog archive: Uae

  • 27th June 2015
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    The 29th session of the UN Human Rights Council, currently under way in Geneva, has turned into a platform for some disgraceful lobbying in support of the Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD) – the strange quasi-NGO that Norwegian authorities are investigating on suspicion...
  • 24th June 2015
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    The Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD) issued a press release yesterday in response to accusations of money laundering. GNRD's head office in Stavanger and the home of its founder-president, Loai Deeb, were raided by Norwegian police at the end of May. Deeb was arrested...
  • 23rd June 2015
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    The Global Network for Rights and Development – the organisation at the centre of a $13 million money-laundering investigation by Norwegian police – declares itself to be an international NGO which is "neutral and impartial". It has made strenuous efforts to win acceptance as a normal,...
  • 21st June 2015
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    A section from one of the deleted web pages Amid growing media interest in the mysterious affairs of GNRD (the Global Network for Rights and Development), various items have begun disappearing from its website. Norwegian media have been investigating GNRD following a police raid on its...
  • 20th June 2015
    By
    Brian Whitaker
      Multiple sources have identified Mohammed Dahlan, the former head of Palestinian “preventive security” in Gaza, as a provider of funds for the Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD) – the “human rights” organisation at the centre of $13 million money-laundering...
  • 19th June 2015
    By
    Brian Whitaker
       The UN's Geneva headquarters. GNRD will be holding two meetings there next week The Global Network for Rights and Development – the organisation at the centre of a $13 million money-laundering investigation by Norwegian police – will be making use of its newly-acquired UN "...
  • 18th June 2015
    By
    Brian Whitaker
      Christine Smith-Simonsen, head of Tromsø university's Centre for Peace Studies, signing an agreement with GNRD last March An update on latest developments in the evolving GNRD scandal: Loai Deeb, founder and president of the Global Network for Rights and Development, has...
  • 17th June 2015
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    The Global Network for Rights and Development, the strange but well-funded human rights organisation raided by Norwegian police on suspicion of money-laundering, issued a blustering press release in Arabic yesterday denouncing the police action as "unjustified and irresponsible" and...
  • 15th June 2015
    By
    Brian Whitaker
       Just two months ago, the head of cultural studies at Stavanger university in Norway signed a cooperation agreement with an obscure but very well funded human rights organisation – the Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD). According to GNRD, which is also...
  • 15th June 2015
    By
    Brian Whitaker
       The five-star Hotel President Wilson stands on the shores of Lake Geneva, offering "exceptional" views of Mont Blanc, and its three restaurants are said to provide "unparalleled culinary delights". Room prices in the Wilson hotel start at around £250 a night, ranging...
  • 13th June 2015
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    Arrested: GNRD's founder/president Loai Deeb Last February, a few months after I began investigating the Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD), the Norwegian-based organisation issued a press release urging people to take no notice of what I was writing. "After...
  • 12th June 2015
    By
    Brian Whitaker
        During the last two years there have been 62,312 terrorist incidents worldwide which left 632,716 people dead and 1,763,802 injured. Worldwide, terrorists are in full control of approximately 12.5 million square kilometers of territory. Military means have...

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