Australian father and son released from Qatar detention | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 18, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:08 AM, January 18, 2021

Australian father and son released from Qatar detention

An Australian father and son have been released after almost six months in detention on unknown charges in Qatar, multiple sources said yesterday.

Professor Lukman Thalib, 58, and his son Ismail Talib, 24, were reportedly arrested in the Qatari capital Doha by local authorities in July.

The pair have been released from Qatari custody, said a Doha-based source briefed on the case, who added that they flew to Turkey on January 5.

UK-based human rights organisation CAGE said they travelled there to receive medical treatment.

"As a family we were overwhelmed with joy when we heard my father and brother were being released. We really couldn't believe it," Maryam Talib, the daughter of Professor Thalib, said in a statement released by CAGE.

 

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