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21 Mai 2021

Tonny Ndungu, Citizen Digital

Rights group KHRC demands release of Kenyan activist detained in Qatar

The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) has requested information on Malcolm Bidali, a Kenyan blogger and activist based in Qatar who was allegedly detained by state security forces for questioning.

According to the lobby organization, Bidali, who worked as a security guard in Qatar, was removed from his workplace on suspicion of violating Qatar’s “security laws and regulations.”

“Bidali is an activist and blogger whose articles have given deep insight into the working and living conditions of migrant workers in Qatar,” KHRC said on Friday. “He has been on the front line fighting to reform Qatar’s labour laws by sharing his own experiences as a migrant worker in the country.”