2 rights groups express concern for safety of Qatari opposition leader

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LONDON — Arab Organization for Human Rights in Britain and EU and Gulf Association for Rights and Freedom, two separate rights groups, have both expressed concern for the safety of Qatari opposition leader Khalid Al-Hail after receiving news of his execution in a secret prison in Qatar a few days ago.

Both the organizations condemned the killing, if true, and called for clarity on Al-Hail’s deportation and safety. The Qatari opposition leader Al-Hail was deported on Sept. 28 from Britain to Qatar.

The two organizations are concerned about the safety of the Qatari opposition and demand that the British and Qatari authorities clarify the issue behind Qatari citizen's return to Qatar, especially after he had expressed opposing views to that of the Qatari authorities.

The two organizations also demand the intervention of human rights organizations, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Human Rights Committee of the European Parliament on the issue of Qatari opposition leader Al-Hail, and the reasons for his deportation.

The Arab Organization for Human Rights in Britain and EU and Gulf Association for Rights and Freedom declare that the Qatari authorities are responsible for the health and life of Al-Hail and the Qatari authorities must reveal the truth about the news of the assassination of Al-Hail in a secret prison in Qatar.

The two organizations also condemn violations of human rights and violation of right of freedom of opinion in Qatar and demand the immediate intervention of human rights organizations, particularly international bodies, in rectifying Qatar’s rights record.


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