Inspite of a rock-solid judicial system, there lies a bed of flaws that eventually surfaces the true picture of unlawful activities. Taking away the rose coloured glasses, President of France Emmanuel Macron received a long letter signed by Sheikh Ahmed bin Khalid bin Mohammed bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Qassim bin Mohammed al-Thani in the first week of July.
In the letter, he accuses Qatari Attorney General Ali bin Fetais al-Marri of misusing and mismanaging the wealth of Qatar for his own profit. He also pointed out that the General used France as a refuge to commit criminal acts with regard to international justice.
The letter urges the French court to critically analyse the situation and expedite an investigation into all investments and acquisitions in France whose beneficiaries are Qatari officials and their relatives, signalling that that these investments belonging to companies registered in Malta, Luxembourg, the British Virgin Islands, Panama and Bermuda are exempt from taxation in France.
This is not the first time when the General is accused of such allegations, rather he is already the subject of a complaint to the UN, under the acts of violations with the United Nations Human Rights Council. Targeting the major families of Qatar, the ousting of Qatar’s General Prosecutor was preceded in May by the arrest of Ali Shareef al-Emadi, who is a Finance Minister since 2013.
He was arrested on the orders of Emir Bin Hamad al-Thani, following an incriminating file produced by the General Prosecutor Ali bin Fetais al-Marri, reveals the French-language website Worldnewsmedias.com, which specialises in this gas emirate.
On the other hand, this incident highlights the Qatari government’s sale to the Attorney General by dismissing him without announcing any gratitude for what he provided throughout his 19 years of service. It is showing charges in daylight about the corruption of the Qatari Attorney General and finding a charge of embezzlement of his personal interests, with the clarification that he was the president of the International Association of Anti-Corruption Agencies. These advancements are made so as to secure and protect Qatar’s reputation, especially because of the upcoming World Cup next year, due to the presence of many Qatari violations.
Before the 2022 football World Cup, they want to steer off all the negative news and allegations. In the letter addressed to Emmanuel Macron, Sheikh al-Thani refers that the General, who was not from a wealthy Qatari family, was able to acquire a three-storey mansion at 86 Avenue d’Iéna, for 9.6 million euros.
General Marri also purchased a palace in Cologny, Geneva which has an indoor swimming pool lined with several limousines and sports cars. These purchases and lavish expenditures are now under the lend of the French court, particularly in Switzerland.