If graft is not fought, justice will not be smooth, says Attorney General

December 08, 2012 - 3:54:22 am

DOHA: Qatar takes the fight against corruption very seriously because it prevents the smooth dispensation of justice, says the country’s Attorney-General.

“Our ultimate concern is to make sure that justice prevails in the country and this can be done by fighting corruption tooth and nail,” says Dr Ali bin Futais Al Marri.

He told Aljzaeera Arabic Channel in an interview last March: “If corruption is not fought, justice would not flow at smooth pace.”

There are efforts to combat and eliminate corruption from our midst, Al Marri told Aljazeera’s popular ‘Without Borders’ programme. Talking about the Arab Spring, he said Arab Spring came to Qatar in 1995 and in 2001 the Judiciary became independent. The Prosecution turned independent too.

If the Prosecution were under any ministry, its credibility would be 90 percent suspect, the Attorney-General said.

He said in Qatar only the Emir H H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and the Heir Apparent H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani had legal immunity. No one else is above the law.The Peninsula