Human rights leader convicted of embezzling millions

Loai Deeb.Photo: By Jehad.jaghoub / wikipedia.org

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Loai Deeb, a leader of the human rights organization Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD) has been sentenced in Gulating Magistrate’s Court to four and a half years in prison for embezzling NOK 11 million.

He was also convicted of document forgery, according to Stavanger Aftenblad.

The money belonged to the human rights organization, and the court believes he gambled the money away.

The verdict is in line with the claim made by Økokrim and the conclusion the same as in Stavanger District Court’s judgment last autumn.

Deeb founded and led for several years the human rights organization with headquarters in Hillevåg in Stavanger. In the years following its founding in 2008, the organization received several amounts in the millions from unknown donors in the Middle East.

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