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Manama Center for Human Rights: Qatar violating right to political participation

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The Manama Center for Human Rights has denounced the recent attack on the workers living at Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al-Thani’s palace in Qatar and the freezing of Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani’s assets.

The Center expressed its “condemnation of the security authorities in Qatar who stormed the palace of Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim al-Thani without the permission or warrant and the destruction of the palace’s contents and the confiscation of some property and the attack on the workers”.

The rights group also called on the authorities in Qatar to “respect the principles of human rights and the purposes enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and all relevant international and regional human rights instruments and declarations”.

They also stressed that “repeated violations by the Qatari authorities against peaceful opponents and human rights defenders through the withdrawal of nationality and the confiscation of funds is in violation of legal methods customary in civilized countries and that their actions constitute a serious violation of freedom of opinion and expression and the right to political participation”.