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Qatar Rights Committee Chief: UNESCO to review complaints from students affected by blockade

Qatar's National Human Rights Commission, Ali Bin Smaikh Al-Marri [QatarUNGeneva/Twitter]
Qatar's National Human Rights Commission, Ali Bin Smaikh Al-Marri [QatarUNGeneva/Twitter]

The chair of the National Human Rights Committee in Qatar, Ali bin Smaikh al-Marri, said the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will consider in April a number of complaints filed by students who were deprived of completing their education in countries which imposed a siege on Qatar.

Al-Marri said the Qatari government cannot waive the rights of those affected by the blockade, whatever the fate of the political crisis, and reiterated his calls to the Qatari government not to conclude any agreements until the full lifting of the arbitrary measures imposed on Qatari people.

According to al-Marri, the committee has addressed local and international human rights organizations and gained support from international public opinion.

He pointed to the importance of international condemnation to stop the aggravation of humanitarian problems, as well as the imposition of measures on the four countries and changing the international situation.

Read: Timeline: Arab rift with Qatar

Qatari officials stressed during a lecture organized by Qatari newspaper Al-Raya that Doha will continue its projects, especially the hosting of the World Cup in 2022.

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