Qatar has reportedly frozen all assets belonging to Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali al-Thani, one of the most prominent figures from the ruling family to speak out against the government in the ongoing crisis involving Doha.
“The Qatari regime honors me by freezing all of my bank accounts, and I thank them for this honor and I have the honor to present it to the homeland,” al-Thani tweeted on Saturday.
“I hope that Qatar will expel opportunists and friends of interests and return to the Gulf embrace,” he added.
Al-Thani requested a national meeting with him regarding a crisis “which we can no longer remain silent on” last month. The Qatari royal family member told Al Arabiya at the time that the situation surrounding the crisis was “getting worst” and is “pushing us to a fate we do not want to reach”.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani is the second son of the late Emir Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, the grandson of the Emir of Qatar, Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani, and the brother of Sheikh Ahmed bin Ali Al Thani, who was overthrown by his cousin Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, grandfather of Prince Tamim bin Hamad on February 22, 1972.
During the reign of Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani, the ruler of Qatar, Qatar witnessed a remarkable renaissance and a cultural shift in the production of oil from the fields of Dukhan al-Bari and marine fields.