Amnesty condemns activist deportation to Saudi Arabia

Qatar said the deportation took place on May 24 and was based on legal procedures and regional agreements.

    Amnesty said they condemn the gulf country's deportation of Mohammed Abdullah al-Otaibi [Amnesty]
    Amnesty said they condemn the gulf country's deportation of Mohammed Abdullah al-Otaibi [Amnesty]

    Amnesty International has condemned Qatar’s deportation of Saudi human rights activist to Saudi Arabia.

    Qatari authorities confirmed the deportation of Mohammed Abdullah al-Otaibi, 49, but said it had taken place on Wednesday May 24.

    The official Qatar News Agency (QNA) quoted a foreign ministry source as saying that "the extradition was... based on legal procedures and regional and international agreements relating to the extradition of accused persons and criminals."

    The Norwegian justice ministry confirmed that a Saudi human rights activist had received a travel permit to Norway as a (UN) quota refugee.

    The ministry said that al-Otaibi and his wife - who was not deported to Saudi Arabia - were not seeking asylum in Norway but have been processed as United Nations refugees.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and news agencies


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