Qatar. According to
CountryAAH, the total population in Qatar is 2,881,064 people in 2020. Chechnya's former leader Zelimchan Jandarbijev was
killed on February 13 by a car bomb in Qatar's capital Doha.
Jandarbijev, who had lived in Qatar since 2000, was
considered by Russia as the crucial link between
international terrorist groups and Chechen rebels. Russia
denied all involvement in the attack, but two weeks after
the act, Qatari police arrested two Russian security agents
who were sentenced to life imprisonment for murder on June
30. The two were extradited to Russia in December to serve
their sentences there. A third Russian who was also
convicted of involvement in the murder had diplomatic status
and had been deported to Russia before the trial.
Qatar's former leader, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad, returned
to the country in October for the first time since his son,
the emir Hamad bin Khalifa, deposed him in a palace coup in
1995. Sheikh Khalifa, who has lived in Europe, came to
attend his wife's funeral. Emir Hamad has visited his father
in Europe several times.