Dr. Ali Al Marri met with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Rights of the French Ministry of Foreign, Ms. Florence Cormin Visser, Deputy Director of the United Nations and International Organizations division, Mr. Bruno Causanel, Head of Mission and Human Rights Ambassador, Ms. Anna Maros, Member of the Human Rights Ambassador’s Mission, Mr. Adrien Benelli, Vice President of the Middle East and Mr. Roman Ottal , official at Qatar Office. Dr. Al-Marri met at the Qatari Embassy in Paris with officials of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) who confirmed their condemnation of the demands of the blockade countries to close Al-Jazeera and its channels, which entrench the freedom of opinion and expression.
In the same context, the NHRC handed over the file of violations committed by the educational institutions of the three blockade countries (Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain) to the Paris-based United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) during the meeting of Dr. Al Marri with Mr. Eric Faklet, Assistant Director General for External Relations and Public Information, in which he handing over the reports on the promulgation of hate speech and the actions and measures taken by the countries of the blockade against those who show sympathy with the State of Qatar.
Regarding violations of the right to education, Al-Marri explained to UNESCO that the most serious violations of the right to education were committed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) (85 complaints), where (29 complaints) by Saudi Arabia and (25) by the Kingdom of Bahrain. Al-Marri calls on universities and educational institutions in the three countries to put aside political differences and take into consideration the rights of Qatari students and not to put obstacles to their right to education. Al-Marri pointed out that the Committee has observed many violations committed by educational institutions in the three countries, especially the UAE, against these students in education, which included, inter alia, not allowing some Qatari students to complete their exams; Refusing to give some of them graduation certificates; Closing educational accounts for some Qatari students; and Termination of the registration of some students arbitrarily without giving reasons.