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Qatar semi-government rights body says Arab ultimatum on Qatar 'violation of human rights'
June 23, 2017 / 9:32 PM / 6 months ago

Qatar semi-government rights body says Arab ultimatum on Qatar 'violation of human rights'

DOHA (Reuters) - A Qatar semi-government human rights body said on Saturday that a list of demands, presented to Qatar by four Arab states imposing a boycott on the wealthy Gulf country, were a violation of human rights conventions and should not be accepted by Qatar.

A road sign is seen near Abu Samra border crossing to Saudi Arabia, Qatar June 12, 2017. REUTERS/Tom Finn

“By accepting those demands and conditions Qatar will be subject to international accountability and violating its commitments regarding human rights conventions,” Qatar’s National Human Rights Committee said in a statement.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, which imposed a boycott on Qatar, issued an ultimatum on Saturday to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations among other demands.

Reporting by Tom Finn and Rania El Gamal; Editing by Lisa Shumaker

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