The story: Prominent LGBTQ activist Peter Tatchell has claimed that he was “arrested and detained” by Qatari police for holding a protest in Doha. However, local authorities have denied Tatchell’s assertion, saying no detention took place. This follows Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani’s insistence that his country has contended with a concerted defamation campaign since being chosen to host this year’s FIFA World Cup.
The coverage: Tatchell tweeted a video on Oct. 25 in which he stated that he had “been released and will be heading to the airport soon” after being “arrested and detained for 49 minutes and subjected to interrogation” for holding an LGBTQ demonstration in Doha.
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