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Amnesty team in Doha to assess blockade impact

Amnesty team in Doha to assess blockade impact


Tribune News Network
Doha
A delegation of the Amnesty International arrived in Doha on Tuesday to assess the impact of the unjust blockade imposed on Qatar by the Saudi Arabia-led bloc.
The delegation, which was received by officials of the National Human rights Committee (NHRC), is visiting Qatar for the second time since the Gulf crisis began on June 5.
The Amnesty team is scheduled to meet people whose human rights have been affected by the unjust blockade. The team will assess violations of their human rights and right to perform religious rites.
They will also study the impact of the blockade on education, health, travel, residency and work of Qatar and GCC nationals.
The delegation is scheduled to meet Hajj and Umrah campaign officials to investigate the obstacles put up by the Saudi authorities.
The NHRC officials informed the Amnesty delegation that the blockading countries have been continuing with their arbitrary measures, violating the rights of Qatari citizens and residents as well as of GCC nationals.
The NHRC officials pointed out that some senior officials of the blockading countries have been spreading hatred against Qatar.
Such hate speeches and irresponsible statements like bombing the Al Jazeera Media Network office by some officials of the blockading countries threaten the security of citizens and residents of Qatar, they added.
The NHRC officials have called for an urgent legal action at the international level to put an end to these violations affecting the lives of people in the Gulf region.
The NHRC officials provided the Amnesty delegation with the latest statistics on the violations resulting from the siege. They said the number of violations is continuing to increase.
The NHRC and the Amnesty delegation discussed ways to enhance cooperation to protect human rights.

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