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Eventful London visit for Qatari Emir Tamim

Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani’s official visit to London on 22-24 July, was dogged by allegations that Qatar’s opponents had attempted to set up demonstrations by paying actors to attend protests in the city centre. Posters also appeared at prominent sites around the city criticising Qatar’s payment of a ransom to secure the release of royals kidnapped in Iraq in December 2015.Among the protestors was Khalid Al-Hail, who last September organised a sparsely-attended conference in London which was focused on criticising the Qatari leadership.

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