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1 Jun 2021

Areeb Ullah, Middle East Eye (

Qatar: Rights group condemns charges against 'forcibly disappeared' Kenyan activist

A rights group has called on Qatar to release Kenyan rights activist Malcolm Bidali after he was charged with allegedly taking "foreign" money to spread disinformation inside the country. 

...... The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) on Tuesday condemned the charges against Bidali and said they fitted a "common pattern of violations practised by the State Security Bureau against citizens and residents, including migrant workers".

"GCHR calls on the government of Qatar to immediately release Bidali, drop all charges against him, and protect public freedoms, including freedom of expression, on and off the internet," the rights group said in a statement.