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Qatar: Information on the coup attempt against the current Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad al-Thani

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 February 1997
Citation / Document Symbol QAT26181.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Qatar: Information on the coup attempt against the current Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad al-Thani, 1 February 1997, QAT26181.E, available at: [accessed 21 January 2018]
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Information on this subject is available in the attached documents.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Arabies. December 1996. "Le nouvel ordre de la maison al-Thani," p. 8.

_____. April 1996. "20 Février," p. 6.

_____. March 1996. "21 Janvier," p. 6-7.

_____. February 1996. "L'ombre de l'émir destitué plane sur Doha," p. 15.

_____. September 1995. "Qatar: l'irrésistible ascension de Hamad Ben Khalifa," p. 7.

The Economist Intellegence Unit. 16 July 1996. "Qatar: Country Update." (NEXIS)

The Financial Times. 17 January 1997. Robin Allen. "Sheik has Taken all the Country's Money." (NEXIS)

Keesing's Record of World Events. October 1996. "Qatar: Appointment of Crown Prince," p. 41344-41345.

_____. February 1996. "Qatar: Coup Attampt," p. 40974.

_____. June 1995. "Qatar: Palace Coup," p. 40622.

La lettre de reporters sans frontières. November 1995. "Qatar: Demi-censure."

The Middle East Times. 8 July 1995. "Son Ousts Qatari Emit in Bloodless Coup."

Middle East International. 16 August 1996. Andrew Rathmell. "Qater: Amir on the Offensive." (NEXIS)

_____. 22 November 1996. Andrew Rathmell. "Reforms in Qatar and Oman."

_____. 1 March 1996. Andrew Rathmell. "Family Trouble."

_____. 7 July 1995. Liesl Graz. "Qatar: Family Coup." (NEXIS)

Platt's Oilgram News. 28 June 1995. "Qatari Ruler's Son Stage Coup; Oil Output Intact." (NEXIS)

The Record. 24 September 1996. "12B Taken from Qatar Hidden in Banks Abroad Column." (NEXIS)"

The Toronto Star. 28 June 1995. "Son Outs Father as Ruler in Bloodless Qatar Coup." (NEXIS)

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