Qatari human rights lawyer banned from leaving the country


CIVICUS Monitor research partner, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), has called upon the authorities in Qatar to revoke the travel ban imposed on prominent human rights lawyer Dr. Najeeb Al-Nuaimi. According to GCHR, on 26th June 2017 the Capital Security Administration informed Dr. Al-Nuaimi that the travel ban previously imposed on him starting 7th January 2017 will be prolonged, despite the fact that the Appeals Court had revoked it on 30th May. Dr. Al-Nuaimi is a well-known human rights lawyer who has voluntarily defended prisoners of conscience in Qatar, including the poet Mohamed Rashid Al-Ajami. 

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