Tweet from son causes confusion as injury happened two years ago
Questions arise on whereabouts of former Emir of Qatar
Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar’s former ruler and the father of its current emir, is recovering from a leg fracture that “required a simple surgical procedure”, announced his son Sheikh Joaan earlier this morning.
Sheikh Joaan tweeted a picture of his father looking happy in a hospital bed at 1:01 am.
He only stated that his father underwent a simple surgical procedure for the fracture and wished him well, but did not give any details of how he broke his leg or where he was being treated.
Sheikh Joaan is the brother of the current emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad.
Sheikh Hamad has kept a low political profile since he stepped down in 2013 passing power to his son Sheikh Tamim, yet pictures of him with his wife Sheikha Mouza occasionally appear on social as they seem to be having a holiday stroll in Western clothes.