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Qatargate: Michel Platini arrested on corruption for alleged corruption in connection with the 2022 World Cup 

Corruption, fiction, here is the face of Qatar slowly rising from the mountain … Today the news on Michel Platini’s arrest by the French Police for the accusations of corruption for the assignment of the World Cup in Qatar. The French site Mediapart writes. According to the latest reconstructions, he would be in custody at… Continua a leggere

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Prisoners of Qatar

By Souad Sbai “We are prisoners of Qatar”: this is how the Nepalese workers interviewed by the reporters working for the German radio station WDR sent their cry of alarm to the international community because of the conditions of slavery reserved for them by the Doha regime and because the blood and the suffering of… Continua a leggere

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UN calls on Qatar to reform its workers rights policy and ban capital punishment

United Nations member states have called upon Qatar to reform its domestic workers’ rights policy and ban capital punishment. Qatar is one of the 14 states currently undergoing a Human Rights Council assessment, a UN-led process known as Universal Periodic Review (UPR) involving all 193 member states. Concerns around Qatar’s suitability to host the tournament… Continua a leggere

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La Scala and Saudi Arabia. No to the sovereignty that sells off Italy

By Martina Margaglio Making the “sovereignists”, whatever the meaning of this new political category may be, does not imply to be opposed, on principle, to the entry of foreign investments in the country. The on-going foreign capital flight from Italy is therefore also due to people as Federico Mollicone, member of the Culture Committee of… 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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Souad Sbai (Centro Studi Averroè): In Qatar, human rights are in grave danger

“It is necessary that the international community push Doha regime to put an end to foreign workers living in slavery.” These are the statements made be by Souad Sbai, journalist and writer, president of the “Centro Studi Averroè”, former member of the Italian Parliamentary and human rights activist: The construction of the stadiums for the… Continua a leggere

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Qatar migrant workers are still being exploited

Migrant workers building infrastructure for a new city in Qatar which will host 2022 World Cup matches are still suffering exploitation and severe human rights violations despite promised government reforms, according to a highly critical report by Amnesty International. The report names an engineering company, Mercury MENA, which it says left almost 80 workers from… Continua a leggere

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Doha’s tricks to terrify Gianni Infantino

Doha wants to abort any attempt to increase World Cup 2022 teams to 48, threatened to back another candidate against incumbent FIFA President, Gianni Infantino and to allocate an open budget with $1 bil to down Infantino. As a carrot, Doha vowed to offer FIFA sponsorship deals worth $20 bil to increase Fifa’s budget and… Continua a leggere

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#StopQatar2022

By Souad Sbai There is no end neither to the worst, nor to indifference. Both cases perfectly apply to the next World Cup, scheduled in Qatar in 2022. It is certainly not the postponement to the winter of the main football competition to raise the indignation and protests of those who cannot close their eyes… Continua a leggere

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German Doubts About Qatar’s 2022

The world fears Qatar’s world cup would be a Qatarstrophic failure. German media spoke on how ill-equipped Qatar is. Reviewed sports facilities and infrastructure expressing concern over the event’s execution-ability. RTL ran a shocking report on Doha’s readiness, said biggest, most important projects were not ready yet. Qatar is giving 110%, but its 110% is not enough. Cities that… Continua a leggere

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