Qatar: Four years since arrest of poet Al-Ajami

Today marks four years since well-known poet Mohammed Al-Ajami, known as Ibn al-Dheeb, was arrested for reciting a poem critical of Qatar’s ruling family. Four years on we continue to call for his immediate and unconditional release.

Please join us by signing and sharing our petition for Mohammed Al-Ajami.

We plan to deliver the petition in person to the Qatari Embassy in London on 25 February 2016. Please let us know if you would be interested in joining us – email

For more information on Mohammed al-Ajami please see the latest release from our friends at Amnesty Gulf.

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Cat Lucas is English PEN's Writers at Risk Programme Manager

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