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Qatar continues rights abuses, detains pilgrim incomunicado

Qatar detains pilgrim upon return

Qatari authorities have detained a Qatari pilgrim incommunicado upon his return from Saudi Arabia, Al-Arabiya News reported Sunday.


The pilgrim, identified as Hamad al-Marri, was arrested over giving  an interview to Saudi television regarding the latest Gulf crisis.


Saudi Arabia's National Society for Human Rights has condemned the detention in an official statement.


A video of al-Marri being assaulted by Qatari police has gone viral on social media.


Al-Marri entered the kingdom on August 24 through the Salwa border crossing.