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On 17 December 2015, Qatari citizen Mohammad Meshab was arrested by the state security forces without a warrant and detained in prolonged solitary confinement until August 2016. Currently on trial, hearings are not being held in public and the principle of presumption of innocence has been violated.
Alkarama welcomes the release, on 15 March 2016, of Mohamed Al-Ajami, a Qatari poet who had been sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment for writing and reciting, in his home, a poem criticising Arab governments and praising the Tunisian revolution in 2010. Al-Ajami was arrested in 2011 and sentenced in 2013 to 15 years in prison for "inciting to overthrow the regime" and "insulting the Emir".
- Implementation of the obligations arising from the UNCAT;
- Lack of independence of the judiciary;
- Restrictions on freedom of expression and Law on Cybercrime;
- Infringements on freedom of association and peaceful assembly;
- Lack of conformity of the NHRC with the Paris Principles
2010 / 2013 / 2017