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Geneva, Switzerland The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) in Qatar has hired aSwiss law canada goose outlet authentic firm to investigate thousands of cases of human rights violationsfrom aSaudi led blockade on Qatar and seek compensation.

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Lalive, which specialises in mass claims, said it will pursue the cases in local and international tribunals.

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uk canada goose On June 5,Saudi Arabia, theUAE, Egypt and Bahraincut diplomatic tieswithQatarand implemented a blockade in a bid to bring Doha in line with its neighbours’ foreign policy. uk canada goose

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canada goose factory sale More than 1,000 Gulf students attending Qatar universities have been forced to quit their studies and repatriate immediately. Qatar students have been expelled from universities in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and UAE, without receiving proper attestations from the educational institutions http://www.canadagoosejacketoutlett.com they were enrolled in, the NHRC said. canada goose factory sale

Patients from Saudi Arabia and the UAE who were hospitalised in Doha were asked to leave promptly, as well as Qatari patients in canada goose outlet toronto hospitals of the Gulf capitals.

The NHRC said a 13 point list of demands, which include Qatar shutting down the Al Jazeera Media Network,contains gross violations of human rights conventions and other relevant international and regional agreements, from the right to freedom of opinion and expression to the right to nationality and the right to asylum.

The comments echoed UN canada goose factory outlet toronto location High Commissioner for Human RightsZeid Ra’ad al canada goose outlet Hussein’s statement that the demand to close down Al Jazeera was an “unacceptable attack” on the right to freedoms of expression and opinion.

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