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Qatar ordered to free migrant activist
DOHA: Qatar should disclose the whereabouts of a Kenyan man who has written about migrant rights in the Gulf state and who was detained by security officials last week, a group of rights groups including Amnesty International has said.
They said that Malcolm
Bidali, who writes under a pseudonym, was taken from his home on May 4 for questioning by the state security service and it is not known where he is being held.
“Malcolm is a security guard, blogger and activist, who has been vocal about the plight of migrant workers like himself and has written for a number of online platforms,” a joint statement from MigrantRights.org, FairSquare, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre said.
The Qatari government did not immediately respond to a media