Arian, wife of Sheikh Talal al-Thani, the grandson of the founder of Qatar, said
that after the death of Sheikh Talal's father, her small family no longer
enjoyed any immunity.
She said at a press conference in Geneva, "My husband was prevented from his share in the inheritance and his money and assets were frozen," adding that he was imprisoned for 25 years only because he asked for his rights.
Arian said that the regime treated her and her children "with hatred," adding, "they tried to force my husband to sign a paper proving that he suffers from mental problems, but I prevented him from doing so."
"The expression of rights in Qatar is a crime, and the Qatari propaganda about taking care of the youth and the facilities provided to them is false," she stated.