Mass demonstration held against Qatar in Geneva on Friday



Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 01:55 GMT


Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 01:55 GMT

Qatari flag - File Photo

Qatari flag - File Photo

CAIRO – 15 September 2017: The Arab Federation for Human Rights held on Friday a massive demonstration against the Qatari regime in Geneva, on the sidelines of the Human Rights council spin-off meeting titled "Global Campaign against Qatar’s financing for Terrorism."

The delegation of the Arab Organization for Human Rights in Britain participating in the conference, presided by Abdulrahman Nofal, held a series of side meetings with the representatives of the international campaign against Qatar’s financing terrorism, on the sidelines of 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva.

During the meetings, the participants reviewed the violations sponsored and committed by the Qatari regime, alongside its asserted role in financially supporting terrorism.

They also emphasized that Qatar splurges millions of dollars on human rights organizations to prop up its international image. He also highlighted the human rights violations committed against foreign workers in Qatar, as well as the forced displacement of some Qatari families and the revocation of their nationality.

Two days prior, the Arab Federation for Human Rights released an extensive report rebuffing the lies of the Qatari National Committee for Human Rights. The report proves Doha’s involvement in committing crimes that are internationally recognized as contraventions.

Violations committed against both Qatari and foreign workers in various industries and fields surfaced, including non-payments or delays in payment, lack of proper health treatment and confiscation of expatriate workers’ passports.

Since June 5, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain turned on Qatar, shutting off all points of entry, over allegations of its support and sponsorship of terrorism, claims that Doha denies.

Following the Arab boycotting of Doha, a list of 13 demands was handed to Doha’s government by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain for reconciliation, which includes the closing of Al-Jazeera broadcasting and the suspension of its relationship with the extremist government of Iran.

Since then, Qatar has resisted conciliation attempts, and has not shown any efforts in disassociating itself from terrorist groups the Arab quartet says are harbored and financially supported by Doha.



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