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10 Nov 2022

Areeb Ullah, Middle East Eye

Qatar World Cup: Firms 'hid workers' during stadium inspections, report alleges

Human rights group Equidem said in a report on Thursday that African and Asian workers at World Cup construction sites faced physical abuse and were subject to numerous labour law violations. 

Workers from Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nepal, and other parts of the global south told the London-based NGO that human rights violations took place across all eight Fifa World Cup 2022 stadiums...

Shreya, a Nepali worker at Lusail stadium, Qatar's flagship venue of the World Cup, said workers who complained risked being sent home or having their salaries deducted...

"If we protest, they threaten to cut our salaries, or they fire us. Supervisors shout abuse, and sometimes even beat workers," the Indian worker told Equidem...