Blog archive: Uae

  • 29th November 2015
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    Carole Samaha returns to GNRD Lebanese singer backs mysterious rights organisation    Following the birth of her baby daughter in August, Lebanese singer/actress Carole Samaha has announced that she will be resuming "professional activities" in December and returning to the...
  • 18th October 2015
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    Anne-Marie Lizin, the Belgian politician who later became a key figure in GNRD, the controversial human rights organisation, died suddenly on Saturday. Mrs Lizin, who was 66, had been taken ill in Paris on 7 October and briefly hospitalised, apparently with heart problems. She then...
  • 7th October 2015
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    Husband-and-wife GNRD executives, Jehad Jaghoub and Evgenia Kondrakhina Norwegian police carried out further raids yesterday in connection with their investigation into  suspected money laundering  by the Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD). The first raids, last...
  • 2nd October 2015
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    Belgium's supreme court has rejected an appeal by veteran politician Anne-Marie Lizin against her conviction for electoral malpractice. This probably signals the end of her political career in Belgium, though she still has an active globe-trotting role as "High Commissioner" of GNRD, the ...
  • 4th September 2015
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    Two anonymously-registered websites – one in English, the other in Arabic – are circulating wild claims about the police investigation into GNRD, the Emirati-funded human rights organisation based in Norway. The Stavanger headquarters of GNRD (the Global Network for Rights and...
  • 25th August 2015
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    Legal moves in money-laundering case GNRD seeks access to documents GNRD, the Emirati-funded human rights organisation suspected of money-laundering, and Loai Deeb, its founder/president, went to court in Norway yesterday seeking information about the evidence against them. They requested...
  • 21st August 2015
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    "Consultant" Loai Deeb consulted other consultants' websites UAE's cut-and-paste consulting firm Plagiarism raises questions about Deeb's company   Deeb Consulting FZF is a company based in the tax-free zone of Ras al-Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates. Its sole proprietor is Loai...
  • 18th August 2015
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    Salem Humaid, founder of al-Mezmaah Studies and Research Center in Dubai which donated money to GNRD The Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD) is a strange human rights organisation based in Norway and founded by a man who once ran a fake university. I have been investigating its...
  • 9th August 2015
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    The UAE has some of the world's toughest laws against drugs. Convicted drug traffickers are liable to be executed and possessing even small amounts of illicit substances can lead to a lengthy jail sentence. Not only that. The British Foreign Office warns travellers arriving in the...
  • 28th July 2015
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    The grubby relationship between GNRD – a supposedly "neutral and impartial" human rights organisation – and the PYD, a Kurdish political party, continues. Anne-Marie Lizin, the discredited Belgian politician who revels in the title of GNRD's "High Commissioner for...
  • 25th July 2015
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    Continued from previous page GNRD and the Lord of Scientology 25 July 2016: GNRD, the strange "human rights" organisation that was declared bankrupt earlier this month, had an unusually favourable view of human rights in the UAE. It was also on friendly terms with Egypt's Sisi...
  • 17th July 2015
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    GNRD founder Loai Deeb: property purchases raise new questions Loai Deeb, founder-president of the Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD), asked the deputy head of his Jordan office to find out about Jordanian money-laundering laws and whether they are enforced or not, the...

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