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UPDATE (May 30, 2021):  Qatar's Government Communications Office stated that the Public Prosecution charged Malcolm Bidali with offenses related to “payments received by a foreign agent for the creation and distribution of disinformation within the State…
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Executive summary At first glance the small but wealthy state of Qatar appears to be an anomaly in the Persian Gulf region, where government human rights records are distinctly poor. Qatari citizens –225,000 out of a population of 1.7 million – seem…
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 Unlike most other Gulf states, Qatar has not experienced serious domestic unrest. Yet, the human rights climate remains problematic, particularly for the large and growing migrant worker population. They continue to experience serious rights violations,…
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U.S. President George W. Bush will be traveling to Africa from July 7-12, visiting Senegal, South Africa, Botswana, Uganda, and Nigeria. This packet from Human Rights Watch includes material for each stop along the way. A brief overview of the Bush…