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Loay Deeb

Loay Deeb

Sector : Academic Figures, Law

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Norway
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1975
  • Age: 41
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Loai Mohammed Deeb (born 19 July 1975) is a Norwegian of Palestinian origin who is the leader of Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD) and a former member of the municipal council of Sola, Norway.
In June 2015 Norwegian police charged both Loai Deeb and GNRD with money laundering and receiving stolen goods.

Loai Deeb was born in the border town of Rafah, Palestine. In 2001 he arrived in Norway as a refugee from Palestine.
In 2007 he was elected to the local council for Sola district (Rogaland, Norway) as a member in the Norwegian Labour party for a period of 4 years.
From 2007 to 2011 he was director of a diploma mill, The Scandinavian University, located in Stavanger with no employees in Norway and without recognition from the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education.
Deeb established the Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD), in 2008.
Loai Deeb at main office
In 2013 he suddenly earned 4.7 million Norwegian kroner, after years where Deeb's yearly income rarely exceeded 200 000 Norwegian kroner when he had worked as a security guard and as a messenger in Norway. ( In 2014 Brian Whitaker said that the organization led by Deeb, GNRD, is "funded – to the tune of 3.5 million euros a year".)
In 2014 he produced the video for the song "The Great East", performed by Carole Samaha, the GNRD Goodwill Ambassador.


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