Any consultations to resolve the situation should anticipate actions that take into account urgent humanitarian situations
Files of the victims of the blockade was presented in preparatory meetings to leaders of the parties to the crisis in Washington
Dispersing families and striking investments does not ensure an environment conducive to a unified cooperation council
The blockade of Qatar has left a growing sense of insecurity and lack of confidence in the economic, social and economic aspects
Washington, March 14, 2018
President of the National Human Rights Committee called on the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the US Congress and a number of members of Congress and the US President Donald Trump to raise the human rights issue as a priority in the Camp David consultations to resolve the Gulf crisis. This came during a hearing by Dr. Ali bin Smaikh in the US capital, Washington, before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the US Congress; the hearing was attended by a group of members of the commission headed by Republican Party Chairman of the Committee, Mr. Randy Haltgren. A series of meetings held yesterday by Al Marri with a number of senators, including Karen Bass, a member of Congress, who is active in the subcommittee on global human rights, Republican Representative of the Party, Mr. Francis Rooney, Representative of the Party to the Foreign Affairs Committee and Congress Representative, Mr. Tom Garrett who is a member of the Sub-Committee on Universal Human Rights. And Congressman Brad Shermin, the highest representative of Democrats in the Foreign Relations Committee. The meeting discussed the importance of the file of violations caused by the blockade and not to exceed in any negotiations to resolve the current political crisis, immediate lifting of unilateral arbitrary measures and compensation of the victims including affected citizens of the State of Qatar and residents on its territory and citizens of the Gulf cooperation Council. “We will continue to follow closely all the Camp David arrangements so that we can see the necessary guarantees that the humanitarian issue will not be floated in any political settlement,” Al Marri said, stressing that without redressing the victims and the reparation of any damage, any dialogue is subject to failure. Al Marri added: “From our perspective, we see that the current Gulf crisis has cast a shadow over the human rights situation.
In his meetings, Dr. Al-Marri gave a detailed explanation about the violations resulted of the blockade, pointing out that these countries still reject the calls of international organizations and the National Human Rights Committee to neutralize the humanitarian file from the political disputes and promote calls to end the unjust measures that hit the social fabric of the Gulf States. “The unity and cohesion of the Gulf Cooperation Council depends on a cohesive social fabric, the Gulf families and the discourse of hatred, incitement and violence is growing. Therefore, one of the most important steps to resolve the crisis is the immediate end to the suffering of families, and compensation of right holders.
In the same context, Al Marri stressed that the blockade crisis may disrupt the development efforts not only in the region but in many countries of the world, pointing out that the blockade has left a growing sense of insecurity and lack of confidence in the economic, social and economic aspects, especially after the large violations and the heavy losses incurred by individuals and major international companies operating in the Gulf region. Al Marri said that the insistence of the blockading countries to continue the violations is a clear message from those countries that hit the unity of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The hearing before the Tom Lantos Committee is the second of its kind of Dr. Ali Bin Smaikh, where the first was in October 2017. Tom Lantos followed the first meeting with a public hearing at the Congress, during which they discussed the repercussions of the humanitarian blockade imposed on Qatar and its negative impacts on citizens and residents of Qatar.