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Qatar slams Saudi Arabia's arrest of its national on Yemen-Oman border

File photo of Saudi Arabian police taken in Riyadh in 2011 [Reuters]
Saudi Arabian police [Reuters]

The National Human Rights Committee of Qatar yesterday condemned the Saudi-led Arab coalition for arresting Qatari citizen, Mohsen Saleh Saadoun Al-Karbi, at a border crossing between Yemen and Oman on 21 April 2018.

The committee said in a statement that Al-Karbi was on his way to visit his family in Yemen when he was arrested without any charges against him.

The committee called on all international human rights bodies and organizations to intervene to secure his release.

"In continuation of the series of human rights violations by the blockade countries against the State of Qatar and its citizens, and practices that are contrary to all international conventions, instruments and human rights, the National Human Rights Committee in Qatar condemns in the strongest terms the arrest of Qatari citizen Mohsen Saleh Saadoun Al-Karbi," the statement read.

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It went to condemn his captive's policy of denying him contact with his family or legal counsel. "His family and relatives are unable to identify his place of detention or the charges against him, except that he is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment in violation of international conventions related to human rights," he continued.

The Committee demanded Saudi authorities allow Al-Karbi immediate contact with his family and lawyer, medical care and expedite his release.

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