The wife of detained Qatari royal Sheikh Talal Al-Thani has made an urgent appeal to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, alleging that her husband is being tortured and ill-treated in custody, a report by Arab News said.
Asma Arian made the claims in a statement released on Wednesday via video on her Twitter account.
Sheikh Talal, who has been detained for seven years without charge, has been subjected to “different forms of torture and ill-treatment by the Qatari authorities,” she said.
Arian added: “Sheikh Talal has been imprisoned in extremely harsh conditions and in violation of his fundamental human rights. The mistreatment to which he has been subjected has put his life in serious danger. It has also forcibly separated his younger children and myself.”