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Qatar Foundation: investigation carried out by the Rome’s Public Prosecutor on suspicious funds donated to Alma Mater Hospital

Alma Mater Hospital, “Rome’s Public Prosecutor will shed light on the matter, but beware of Qatar’s attempts to tamper with the evidences”. This was stated in a note by Souad Sbai, President of the Averroes Study Center and of the Moroccan Women’s Association in Italy. Global Migration Compact It has long been known that the… Continua a leggere

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2022 World Cup: “We are prisoners of Qatar”

Shocking revelations brought to light by an investigative report on Qatar’s World Cup preparations by German broadcaster WDR have been referred to as “serious allegations” by football’s governing body FIFA. WDR journalist Benjamin Best went in without the approval of the Qatari government, armed with a hidden camera, to shed light on the human cost… Continua a leggere

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Qatar: 761 Indian workers were killed from 2014 to 2016 while building the 2022 World Cup stadiums

Ritubhan Gautam has wrote for “The News Minute” on the importance of India stepping up its efforts to protect its workers in Qatar, notorious because they live human rights violations, unsafe working conditions, squalid living conditions and confiscations of passports among others. In April 2016, Jaleshwar Prasad, a 48-year-old Indian construction worker died of a… Continua a leggere

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2022 FIFA World Cup: The World Cup of Slavery

Sherpa said it was lodging its complaint against Vinci in France together with another non-governmental organisation CCEM (Committee against modern slavery) and six former Vinci workers from India and Nepal, reported Reuters. The allegations are leveled at Vinci’s Construction Grand Projets division as well as its QDVC unit, which is 51 percent owned by Qatari… Continua a leggere

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Saudi Arabia: Super Cup won by women

By Souad Sbai With veil and without veil, alone or accompanied, scarves around the neck and waving flags: they were the real winners of the Italian Supercup that took place in Jeddah: Saudi women. The winners despite the detractors by profession, especially those who fueled the controversy on behalf of other countries, wishing the failure… Continua a leggere

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Sport takes sides against the World Cup of slavery

By Souad Sbai Fighting against the accomplice indifference of politics and institutions, the sport challenges the arrogance of the emirs of Qatar. Riku Riski, a Finnish footballer, has announced that he will not participate in the meeting to be held in Doha between his national team and Sweden to protest against human rights violations committed… Continua a leggere

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Migrant workers building Qatar World Cup stadium ‘unpaid for months’

An Amnesty International report on Wednesday exposed how an engineering company involved in building 2022 FIFA World Cup stadium in Qatar did not pay its workers, and exploited many of them. The company, Mercury MENA, “failed to pay its workers thousands of dollars in wages and work benefits, leaving them stranded and penniless,” according to… Continua a leggere

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Forced labor in Qatar 2022

Human rights group Sherpa said that a construction firm in Qatar is continuing to violate the rights of migrant workers employed to build sites for the 2022 Fifa World Cup. Sherpa said it was lodging its complaint against Vinci together with another nongovernmental organization CCEM (Committee Against Modern Slavery) and six former Vinci workers from… Continua a leggere

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2022 World Cup: Qatar does not teach us citizenship

By Lorenza Formicola Qatar keeps growing. Skyscrapers, shopping malls and gleaming stadiums rise. Miles of roads and new public transportation lines appear. Hundreds of thousands of imported laborers settle in. Trees and grass sprout — in the desert. “Every day something changes,” said Mohamed Ahmed, manager of Khalifa International Stadium. “It’s like the whole country… Continua a leggere

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