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19 May 2021

ITV Channel TV

Jersey mother fears for human rights activist son detained in Qatar

The mother of a Kenyan security guard and human rights blogger, arrested in Qatar, has told ITV she fears he is being tortured. Malcolm Bidali was writing for a Migrants Rights organisation under a pseudonym, detailing the plight of migrant workers like himself.

His mother, Maggie Turner, has lived in Jersey for many years, and now fears for his humans rights.

"We do not know where he is being detained, we do not know whether he is getting any legal assistance, whether any body has gone to see him in the Kenyan Embassy in Qatar, his human rights... we don't know, whether,,,,, you know.. I worry, is he being tortured?"