Shura approves draft law on DNA database May 21, 2019 0 1618 12345 QNADohaThe Shura Council has approved a draft law on DNA database and referred it to the government.The decision came after the council meeting, chaired by Speaker HE Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al Mahmoud, on Monday discussed the report of the Internal and External Affairs Committee on the draft law on DNA database.The draft law, which includes 14 articles, states that a DNA database will be established at the Ministry of Interior (MoI) and it will be attached to the relevant authority at the ministry.The database will be used to store genetic information obtained from DNA samples as per the law. Biochemical sampling, biopsy, DNA testing, data preservation on the DNA database, or using it in investigation or trial is prohibited unless it was based on a decision from the Public Prosecution or a relevant court.Data stored in the DNA database will be confidential and cannot be viewed without the permission of the MoI, the Public Prosecutor or a relevant court.DNA tests and data kept in the database are authentic in evidence unless proven otherwise, except for rulings of dissent provided for in chapter two of part six of the family law.In its report, the committee recommended amending article 11 of the draft law on penalties. RELATED ARTICLES Qatar tops Gulf region in mobile internet and broadband speed May 21, 2019 0 1090 Google vs Huawei battle hits millions of smartphone users May 21, 2019 0 1398 Garangao celebrations at Katara May 21, 2019 0 1000 Qatar a real friend of Palestinians: Envoy Hisham Aljundi Doha Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Doha on Monday in an official visit to Qatar. Abbas is expected to meet the Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani on Tuesday to discuss bilateral .. Airfares soar ahead of Eid holidays Tribune News Network Doha With the approach of the Eid Al Fitr holidays, airfares to many destinations from Doha have gone up by about 50 to 70 percent, according to Doha-based travel agencies. Saleh al Taweel, General .. 70 countries benefit from QFFD’s $585mn aid in 2018 Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Chairman of Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) HE Sultan bin Saad al Muraikhi has launched the Fund’s annual report for 2018. Qatar Fund for Development has provided ..