February 19, 2019
the eyes of Human rights activists and international human rights organizations are set on the European Parliament, which is expected to hold a historic session with the participation of four victims of blockading countries, particularly Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
At the public meeting of the European Parliament, Qatari national Dr. Wafaa Yazidi, one of the victims of family disintegration, and Qatari student Jouhar Mohammed Al Meer, who was expelled from the Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, and Khadija Genkiz, fiance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and The British student Matthew Hedges, who was imprisoned and tortured in Abu Dhabi and sentenced to life imprisonment before his subsequent release after British authorities intervened, along with Ali al-Aswad, a member of the Bahraini parliament sentenced to life imprisonment.
It is expected that the participants will speak before the European Parliament and the international media about the violations they have been subjected to by the Saudi, UAE and Bahraini authorities, including the testimony of Khadija Genghis about the circumstances of the assassination of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The hearing of the victims of the blockading countries comes just days after the European Parliament unanimously approved the inclusion of Saudi Arabia in the black list of countries supporting terrorism. The victims are expected to meet with Mr. Antonio Tiani, President of the European Parliament, Mr. Antonio Panzieri, Chairman of the Commission on Human Rights of the European Parliament and Ms. Michele Alliot-Marie, Chairman of the Committee on the Arab Peninsula Affairs of the European Parliament.