Australian government slammed for buckling to Qatar royals who “consider us infidels"
Joseph Sarlak is detained in the desert state of Qatar after being invited to develop an airport hanger for the government. “This would turn out to be the biggest mistake of his life,” said Radha Stirling, founder of Detained in Dubai and the Gulf in Justice Podcast who is representing Mr Sarlak.
“It is astounding that the Australian government has done nothing at all to bring home their citizen. They are more than happy to call out Qatar over the strip search of Australian female passengers, but seemingly can not be bothered to even contact their diplomatic counterparts in the Qatar for this 70 year old grandfather with failing health. It is the responsibility of the Australian Foreign Minister, Marise Payne, and the Ambassador, Jonathan Muir to protect Mr Joseph Sarlak from abuse in a foreign nation, a nation who is purportedly an ally of our country.
“The harassment, the persecution, and the imprisonment of Joe Sarlak is preposterous and the only thing worse than Qatar’s assault on an innocent grandfather, is Australia’s senseless unwillingness to object. If Australia can stand up for Matt Joyce and Marcus Lee during their UAE ordeal, Kylie Moore Gilbert in Iran, and Hakeem Alaraibi in Thailand, what excuse do they have for ignoring Joe?"
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