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Qatari poet Mohammed al-Ajami, a prisoner of conscience, was released on 15 March when the Emir of Qatar pardoned him unconditionally.
Ronaldo Lopez Ulep has had his espionage conviction upheld on appeal in Qatar. His life sentence was reduced to 15 years’ imprisonment; he is expected to appeal.
Migrant workers in Qatar face abuse, weak labor standards, exploitation and forced labor by companies supporting Qatar's rapid growth in construction.
Krishna Prasad Upadhyaya and Ghimire Gundev have disappeared in Qatar while researching the conditions of migrant workers. They may be at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.