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Qatari nationals barred from entering Mecca Grand Mosque

Saudi authorities have prevented Qatari nationals from entering the Grand Mosque in Mecca. Qatar’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) received complaints from Qatari citizens that pilgrims from Qatar were barred from entering the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca.

Ali bin Smaikh al-Marri, the NHRC head, called the incident a violation of the right to practice religious rites as permitted by human rights conventions. The UAE said offenders would be punished with a jail term of up to 15 years and a $136,000 fine. Bahrain declared it is punishable by imprisonment of up to five years.

The dispute between Qatar and the Arab countries evolved after a cyber attack on Qatar’s state-run news agency.


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