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Wednesday, 9 March 2011

URGENT ACTION Amnesty: Qatari blogger detained

Amnesty International says a blogger and human rights activist has been detained incommunicado in Qatar and is at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.

Sultan al-Khalaifi, who is a Qatari blogger and the founder of a human rights organization, was arrested on 2 March and is being detained incommunicado. He is at risk of torture or other ill-treatment. The reasons for his detention are unknown.

PLEASE WRITE IMMEDIATELY in Arabic, English or your own language:
  • Urging the authorities to ensure that Sultan al-Khalaifi is protected from torture and other ill-treatment, and is allowed prompt and regular access to a lawyer of his choosing, his family and any medical treatment he may require;
  • Asking for details of any charges he faces to be made public and calling on the authorities to ensure that any legal proceedings against him conform to international fair trial standards.

    The minister of interior is allowed to detain anyone, anywhere, for six months, extendable for another six months, without a trial, without any lawyer, it's up to him."‎ The Qatari government could not be contacted for comment.
    Minister of the Interior

    His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalid Al Thani

    Ministry of the Interior

    PO Box 920
    State of Qatar
  • Attorney General

    Dr Ali bin Fetais Al Marri 
    PO Box 705 

    State of Qatar
    Fax: +974 4484 3211

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