The State of Qatar announced sunday nation former finance minister He faces charges that include bribery and embezzlement of his time in the post.
Ali Sharif Al-Emadi was arrested in May 2021 with little about his condition made public. In a short statement on the state-run Qatar News Agency , prosecutors Emadi accuses of He will do face trial in a criminal court.
It wasn’t right away clear If Al Emadi has a lawyer. the state news a report also He did not elaborate on how a lot money the former minister Accused of theft.
Al Emadi rose to prominence in Emirate of the Arabian Gulf in the name of current The prince ascended the throne and after he oversaw the transformation of Qatar National Bank’s largest lender in The Middle East.
Once one of most in Qatar powerful Al Emadi officials also He held the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of The bank and on the board of The Sovereign Wealth Fund of the State of Qatar, in his capacity as Chairman of Executive board of Qatar Airways is a long-haul carrier. According to the Las Vegas-based Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute, it is the Qatar Investment Authority that owns assets of 475 billion dollars.
Under Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the reigning emir, Qatar has recently sought to consolidate its power international reputation By hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup and promoting political reforms. Sheikh Tamim also recently replaced the country prime minister without explanation.