Demand for Qatar to close down al-Jazeera ‘unacceptable’: U.N.

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The logo of Al Jazeera Media Network is seen on its headquarters building in Doha, Qatar June 8, 2017.

A demand by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations for Qatar to close down its al-Jazeera TV channel is an “unacceptable attack” on the right to freedoms of expression and opinion, the United Nations human rights chief said on Friday.

U.N. High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein is “extremely concerned by the demand that Qatar close down the Al Jazeera network, as well as other affiliated media outlets”, his spokesman Rupert Colville told a news briefing.

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