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CAIRO – 3 August 2017: Qatari Security forces detained citizen named Gasim Ali Al-Ishak from his home, after he wrote “go” on one of the photos of Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani pinned on a wall in one of the Gulf nation streets, Qatari opposition reported.
This came in response to a wave of criticism made by the opposition in Qatar, following facing cutting ties with four Arab states.
The photo was among those pined across the Gulf nation streets as a “glorification” for Tamim.
He wrote the word “go” indicating that he wants Tamim to leave the country.
They further requested international non-governmental organization to interfere to release the Qatari citizen, who is arrested over freedom of expression.
The Qatari authorities have inspected the house of the citizen and seized all documents and electronic devices found there, according to Qatari opposition.
Last June, Qatar’s Intelligence Agency imposed security crackdown against opposition, as a fear of moves against the Qatari government following the cutting ties crisis.
On June 5, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Yemen and the Maldives announced they are severing relations with Qatar over allegations that Qatar supports terrorist groups. Egypt and its allies have closed off ports to Qatari vessels.
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