Friday, 20 Sep 2019

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt Call on Qatar to Stop Funding Terrorist Groups

Geneva, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Arab Republic of Egypt called on the State of Qatar to stop funding terrorist groups and respect the rights of migrant workers.

This came in the speeches delivered by the three countries before the UN Human Rights Council at its meeting today to review the human rights situation in Qatar.

In its speech to the Council today, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia called upon the State of Qatar to take the necessary measures to stop its financing of the terrorist groups and to take the necessary measures not to give terrorist groups media platforms to spread fanatical ideas of terrorism.

The Kingdom also called for the removal of obstacles that hinder Qatari citizens and expatriates working in Qatar from performing Hajj and Umrah.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia expressed deep concern over the tragic humanitarian situation of hundreds of Qatari families of Al-Ghufran clan as the Qatari government withdrew citizenship from members of Al-Ghufran clan, confiscated their money and property and discriminated against them with forced displacement in addition to robbing them of their rights to return home.

For its part, the Kingdom of Bahrain called upon the State of Qatar to take the necessary and immediate measures to remove barriers to access to justice for migrant workers, to apply the necessary standards to ensure their protection from abuse and exploitation, to punish offenders and to ensure that they receive their wages in a timely manner.

At the UN Human Rights Council's Review on Qatar, the Kingdom of Bahrain also called on the Qatari government to implement reforms to develop the contractual system to improve labor recruitment procedures and to intensify efforts to prevent forced labor.

It also called on the Qatari authorities to fully implement the National Plan of Action against Trafficking in Human Beings and to ensure that victims reach justice.

Egypt, for its part, called on the State of Qatar to take steps and steps to sever all forms of communication with individuals, organizations and terrorist or extremist entities, and stop providing financial, financial or moral support to them.

It also called on Qatar to stop providing various forms of support to media platforms that disseminate hate speech and justify violence or incitement to it, whether in Qatar or abroad.

Egypt called upon the Qatari authorities to end all arbitrary detentions and enforced disappearances against a number of Qatari nationals, including members of the ruling family.

The Republic of Egypt called upon Qatar to commit to the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families and to adopt legislation to combat violence against women, including protection of migrant women, and to take immediate measures to end the arbitrary deprivation of citizenship of some Qatari citizens and to restore nationality to those arbitrarily deprived.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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