Qatar: Release the poet, Mohammed al-’Ajami

Index Number: MDE 22/2760/2015

Mohammed al-‘Ajami (also known as Mohammed Ibn al-Dheeb), a well-known Qatari poet, is serving a 15-year prison sentence for writing and reciting a poem considered critical of the ruling family. He is a prisoner of conscience, held solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression.

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