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Qatari security forces storm Sultan bin Suhaim’s palace in Doha


The palace of Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim al-Thani in Doha was attacked by unit of 15 armed men in a raid carried out by the State Security Forces, Al Arabiya reported on Monday.

It resulted in the confiscation of arounsd 137 bags and a number of iron boxes containing the documents and holdings of Sheikh Sultan, as well as the large holdings and archives of his father, former Foreign Minister Suhaim bin Hamad Al Thani, which constitutes a wealth of information and political value, and accurately records the history of Qatar and its internal events since the sixties until his death in 1985.


In a previous invasion violation of privacy, state security agents stormed the private room of Sheikh Mina al-Dosari, the widow of Sheikh Suhaim and the mother of Sheikh Sultan, and confiscated all her personal and family pictures, as well as all her jewelry, valuables and money. During the three operations, minors were subjected to assault, beatings and arrest. The Sudanese housekeeper was first deported from Qatar and the Moroccan nationals “M.S.” and “Y.F.”, whose fate is still unknown, were arrested.


The other Sudanese workers were beaten and detained for eight hours. Until now, all the minors in the palace are being held in a specific area and prevented from leaving. The minors from inside are under the full control of state security officers.


In one testimony, the assault squad was dealing violently with tools to break doors and locks.


The Qatari authorities froze all accounts of Sheikh Sultan and seized his seals, sukuks and commercial contracts, posing a risk of falsifying and damaging them at all levels. The pictures and sections of Sheikh Muna are a flagrant violation of their privacy.


This is the second operation in a week after the freezing of the accounts and property of Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali al-Thani.