Human rights organisations urge Qatar to release lawyer Dr. Hazza bin Ali Al Merri

Manama, September 29 (BNA) The Arab-African Group for Human Rights and five other regional and regional human rights organizations have called on the authorities in Doha and the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Al Thani, to release prisoners of conscience from the Murra tribe. Most notably, Dr. Hazza bin Ali Al-Marri.

And they said in a joint statement issued today, that other organizations, such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, issued a statement condemning the plight of prisoners of conscience in Qatar due to the discriminatory election law, and they expressed their deep concern.

The Arab-African Human Rights Group (AAHRG) and the other five human rights organizations said they had urged the Emir of Qatar to stop the human rights violations and arbitrary detention of human rights defenders, journalists, lawyers and activists, who were arrested simply for their arrest. Exercising legitimate rights and denouncing the discriminatory law in the Shura Council elections.

The organizations that signed the statement said that this step comes at its time to expose the deterioration of human rights in Qatar, calling on the authorities in Doha to immediately and unconditionally release all detainees.

The joint statement stated that “the time has come for the Qatari authorities to guarantee the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly, and to break the cycle of impunity for perpetrators of grave human rights violations.”


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