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Brother of man jailed in Qatar for being gay demands help from the Mexican government

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  • Manuel Guerrero’s brother pleads for help.
  • He asks the Mexican government to intervene.
  • Guerrero was jailed in Qatar for being gay.

Enrique Guerrero, brother of the Mexican man who was arrested in Qatar for being gay, has a plea for his country’s government.

Manuel Guerrero’s brother is exerting pressure for his brother, who is HIV positive, to receive is medication in jail.

He also calls for his immediate release: «The more time passes, his health deteriorates,» he said in an interview with EFE.

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On Thursday, February 28, the Mexican embassy in Qatar released a statement on social media.

They say they will appeal to «international cooperation» with the aim of ensuring the well-being and integrity of Manuel Guerrero.

They added that they hope that Manuel Guerrero will be reunited with his family as soon as possible.

In an earlier statement they had said they couldn’t intervene in the case because he has dual citizenship (Mexican and British).

Manuel Guerrero resides in Qatar

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The Mexican embassy in Qatar cannot intervene «because the interested party has registered his residence in Qatar as a national of the United Kingdom…»

«The consulate of that country in Doha has been the entity responsible and recognized by Qatari authorities to carry out consular procedures on his behalf.»

Enrique Guerrero believes it is positive that the Foreign Ministry retracted this statement and assured that they will intervene in the case.

However, Manuel Guerrero’s brother stated that he and organizations that protect the rights of LGBTQ+ people will monitor the process.

Manuel Guerrero’s brother says they are making progress

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«We need to be there, pressuring so that these commitments (made by the Mexican embassy in Qatar) are fulfilled and materialize.»

«We will continue to move forward, verifying that these commitments are fulfilled and that everything possible is done for this to happen,» added Manuel Guerrero’s brother.

The about face by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE, Foreign Ministry) of Mexico comes after a protest.

Enrique also had a meeting with the Director General of Protection and Strategic Planning of the SRE, Vanessa Calva Ruiz.

Manuel Guerrero was entrapped by police

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Manuel Guerrero was arrested in Doha, the capital of Qatar, after connecting with a fake Grindr account, according to his family.

They say authorities created a fake profile in order to find and arrest gay people.

They also say police planted drugs on Guerrero.

He is still in prison and his relatives are concerned he’s being tortured.

Police allegedly planted methamphetamine on Guerrero

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Manuel Guerrero has allegedly been deprived of water and food for extended periods of time.

According to EFE, his is not being allowed to cut his hair or nails because they believe it could spread HIV.

Enrique traveled to Doha two weeks ago and was able to see his brother for two 15-minute sessions.

«The embassies have had communication with the police, but not with the Prosecutor’s Office, much less with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar,» he said.

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