Doha - Information Office -14 January 2018
The State of Qatar announced that it has been closely monitoring the situation on the video, that appeared in some media outlets, in which Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani appears to be speaking of his detention.
HE Spokesperson of Qatar's Foreign Ministry Lulua Al Khater said in remarks to Qatar News Agency (QNA) that the State of Qatar is closely monitoring the situation, but due to the total severance of ties with the UAE it is difficult to clearly establish the circumstances surrounding the situation. Despite that, the State of Qatar principally stands with the protection of rights for every individual and affirms the entitlement of his family to pursue all legal means for the protection of his rights.
HE the Spokesperson added: "We have seen similar behavior, in the past, by the siege countries where rights of individuals and officials alike are violated in total contravention of international norms, conventions and laws with no clear purpose or valid reasoning."