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7 Okt 2019

Pete Pattisson & Roshan Sedhai, The Guardian (UK)

Sudden deaths of hundreds of migrant workers in Qatar not investigated

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Qatar is failing to investigate the sudden deaths of hundreds of migrant workers...

... [who] die each year, with the majority of the fatalities attributed to heart attacks or “natural causes” by the Qatari authorities...

In 2014... DLA Piper [Qatar's own lawyers], “strongly” recommended that it commissioned research into the deaths of migrant workers from cardiac arrest. Yet so far it has failed to take action...

A forensic expert in Qatar told the Guardian that in the majority of these cases, only an external examination is performed to determine the cause of death.

Qatar’s reluctance to perform autopsies has left families across south Asia confused and suspicious about how their loved ones died.