(Text of the Statement)
The National Human Rights Committee of the State of Qatar deeply regrets the default judgement provided by the North Cairo Military Court to life imprisonment of His Eminence , the Qatari national, Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, President of the International Union
of Muslim Scholars.
The National Human Rights Committee notes that this sentence comes in contrary of all international standards of fair and equitable trial, and in violation of all relevant international and regional human rights treaties.
The NHRC calls upon the National Council for Human Rights of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and Lawyers, and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to speed up the intervention and take the necessary measures to protect the rights of Qatari citizens.