The Greeks have a human heritage that rejects the blockade on the peoples.
We Call for the adoption of the United Nations and the European Parliament of a declaration on a global protection of peoples without being involved in political disputes.
Al-Marri delivered an official copy of the UN report to the Greek parliament speaker.
Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al Marri, president of the National Human Rights Committee in Qatar, called for launching a parliamentary campaign in solidarity with the victims of the blockade imposed on the State of Qatar. He also stressed the important and influential role of the legislative authorities in mobilizing popular movement, condemned the suffering of those affected by the blockade and the justice of their cause, pointing out that parliamentary appeals are gaining strength and credibility while representing the people. “You have a civilization and a human heritage that cannot accept the blockade of the people of Qatar or any other people in the world,” he called on Greek parliamentarians and officials to act urgently and call on the parliaments in European countries, and human rights institutions of European countries, to form a human rights front to establish strong steps and open positions of this unjust blockade, and report the violations of the blockade referred to in the reports of the National Human Rights Committee in Qatar and the reports of international organizations, stressing the importance of working to put diplomatic pressure on the countries of the blockade, to end the blockade imposed on Qatar, and to redress the victims. Dr. Al-Marri said the report of the OHCHR mission acts as an important reference to the adoption of a resolution in the European Parliament condemning the blockade and gives strong impetus to raise the issue of the blockade of the peoples as one of the most recent violations of the modern era that must be fought. ” We should work at the level of parliaments to issue recommendations condemning the blockade imposed on the peoples and other forms of collective punishment” he said, adding that the NHRC will work with its partners to urge countries to adopt a draft resolution in the European Parliament and the General Assembly of the United Nations to adopt a global declaration to protect peoples from the blockade and not to be involved in political disputes.
During the hearing in the Greek Parliament, Dr. Al Marri gave a brief overview of the report of the technical mission of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, which includes important and strong conclusions, formally endorsing the violations monitored by the National Human Rights Committee since the beginning of the blockade crisis.
Dr. Ali Bin Smaikh stressed that the UN report is the first official UN report condemning the arbitrary measures and violations committed by the countries of the blockade, describing these measures as being unequal and characterized by racism. He added: “The report affirmed that the measures taken by the countries of the blockade do not distinguish between the government and civilians, especially the holders of Qatari nationality, and that this is considered very critical, describing The economic impact of the blockade as amounts to economic war.” Al Marri added that The report affirms unambiguously that the measures taken by the countries of the blockade are arbitrary and unilateral and violate international law, the principles of international relations and human rights conventions. He stressed that “the report affirmed that the violations suffered by the citizens and residents of the State of Qatar and the citizens of the GCC countries are not allegations as claimed by the countries of the blockade, but facts that are proven by conclusive evidence.
Considering the membership of Greece in the European Union, Al Marri called on the Greek Parliament and the Greek Government to urge the European parliaments, and all European human rights institutions to play their role in promoting the protection of peoples from collective punishment and engaging them in political conflicts.
In the same context, the President of the NHRC met with Professor Berkabek, Chairman of the Standing Committee for National Defense and Foreign Affairs, and handed him an official copy of the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. During the meeting, Dr. Al Marri raised the impacts of the blockade on human rights in the Gulf region and the movements of the NHRC since the beginning of the crisis. During the meeting, the two sides discussed the importance of highlighting the role of parliaments through their human rights committees in promoting violations of the blockade imposed on Qatar. The two sides also stressed the importance of building bridges of joint cooperation in issues related to the promotion of human rights.