However, the Qatari dictatorship does not want democracy in its own country.
Or in Egypt.
From Doha News:
Qatar detains Egyptians after weekend football match
By Shabina Khatri
A dozen Egyptian football fans were temporarily detained and subjected to “cruel and degrading” treatment on Saturday in Doha, an Arab human rights group has said.
The Egyptians were held for more than 10 hours following a friendly football match between Congo and Egypt at Gharafa Stadium, reportedly for holding up “offensive” signs while sitting in the stands, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information stated.
“The 12 Egyptian citizens held banners that condemned the killing of the martyrs of the Port Said massacre, which took place a few weeks ago in the stadium of the Egyptian city of Port Said.
The banners did not read anything unlawful, but only read the fans’ views on the rule of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) and expressed their solidarity with the martyrs of the Ultras (football fans), who died during the bloody events of Port Said stadium in an incident that the SCAF bears political responsibility for.
However, the Qatari security forces detained the Egyptian fans for allegedly holding offensive banners in the stands.”
Egypt: 17-year-old girl killed for missing curfew: here.
Africa: European Bank for Development Encourages Nation [Egypt] to Pursue Its Pre-Revolution Privatization Schemes: here.
Egypt: Fears of Rising Malnutrition Amid Increasing Poverty: here.
Syrians should fear eastern, not western, intervention – especially autocratic ‘friends’ like Saudi Arabia: here.
Syria has made a curious transition from US ally to violator of human rights. In the war on terror America was happy to send suspects to Syria. Now the US cries torture: here.
The Gulf States have now declared arming the Syrian opposition their policy after months of doing so covertly: here.
162 Nepalese workers had died in Qatar in the first ten months of 2011, 13 of which were suicides: here.