In view of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the wife of detained Qatari royal Sheikh Talal Al Thani has called on the country’s authorities to free him.
Asma Rayyan, wife of Sheikh Talal Al Thani, who has been held in custody in Qatar for seven years, confirmed that her husband was being blackmailed by the Doha authorities.
She explained that the judicial system acquitted her husband, but the Doha authorities imprisoned him.
Sheikh Talal and his family are in danger
Asma Rayyan admitted that it was impossible to place her husband in custody in the light of the “coronavirus epidemic at the central jail”. She emphasized that guards humiliate her husband in jail.
Asma Rayyan told her husband not to request pressure from the authorities in Qatari, who she claims were trying to blackmail him.
Her daughter also appeared on a video, begging to free her father.
Sheikh Talal, who is in prison without charge for seven years, is the grandson of Sheikh Ahmed Bin Ali Al Thani, Qatar ‘s former Emir who ruled from 1960 until 1972.
His cousin Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad, father of former emir Hamad bin Khalifa. Also grandfather of the current emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad expeled Sheikh Talal.
After his exile in Saudi Arabia in 2008, tensions between family members intensified. It’s following the death of one of Qatar ‘s leaders, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Ahmed.
Soon thereafter, They confiscated the properties of Sheikh Talal. They held the inheritance which he entitled to obtain following the death of his father.
Meanwhile, Qatar has confirmed another 1,742 new cases of Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the past 24 hours. With two people dying and 1,481 others recovered entirely, the Ministry of Public Health announced on Tuesday.
This brings the total number of positive COVID-19 cases to 47,207 in Qatar. While overall recoveries were 11,844, leaving 35,335 active cases under treatment. So far 28 people have died from Qatar’s coronavirus.