A new problem between Qatar and KSA
Saudi Arabian authorities have detained a Qatari man — Nawaf Talal Rashid — and it highlights Saudi’s continued human rights violations, according to the National Human Rights Committee (NHCR).
NHCR said Rashid’s case was an example of how Saudi Arabia has used false pretexts to arbitrarily detain Qatari nationals, according to Al Jazeera.
“The National Human Rights Committee of Qatar has received a complaint from the family of Qatari national Nawaf Talal Al Rasheed about his arbitrary arrest by the Saudi authorities without any formal charges being directed at him or legal justification made for his arrest,” the statement read.
“His family has expressed deep concern over their lack of knowledge with regards to his whereabouts and enforced disappearance, as well as them being denied contact with him,” the committee added.
According to the complaint, Rashid’s family was in touch with him when he was in Kuwait.
NHCR also called on other human rights organisations to help his family establish contact and ensure his release from Saudi detainment.
On June 5, it will be exactly one year since Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt imposed an illegal blockade on Qatar.