tisdag 3 juni 2014

Qatar arrangerar: VM i slavarbete, VM i döda arbetare, VM i mutor och VM i fotboll 2022

*Qatar som skall arrangera fotbolls-VM 2022 anklagas för att ha betalat 30 miljoner i mutor för att vinna uppdraget...

Qatar, one of the richest countries on the planet, will be hosting the World Cup in 2022. But much of the Gulf state's expansion is being built by some of the poorest migrant workers in the world. 

In the worst cases, employees are not being paid and work in conditions of forced labour. Each month dozens of young Nepalese migrant workers are returning home in coffins.

The Guardian:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5R9Ur44XV8

The Guardian, a video about Qatar:
- The migrant workers forced to work for no pay in World Cup host country

Publicerades den 25 sep 2013
Qatar: the migrant workers forced to work for no pay in World Cup host country


There are more than 80 million in the country - many of whom are working flat-out to get the prestigious World Cup event ready.

Qatar accused of paying $5mn in bribes to win World Cup bid

RT 2014-06-01
Senior football officials in Africa received over $5 million in bribes to make sure Qatar won the bid for the 2022 World Cup, the Sunday Times reports citing leaked documents.

According to the paper, the money came from former FIFA vice-president and infamous Qatari businessman, Mohamed Bin Hammam.

Bin Hammam reportedly used 10 slush funds controlled by his private company – as well as cash handouts – to make dozens of payments of up to $200,000 to the heads of the 30 African football associations.

In one of the leaked emails, president of Namibia’s Football Association, John Muinjo, assured his Qatari partner that we “will always be behind you” and asked for “once-off financial assistance to the tune of $50,000.”

Bin Hammam promised that the required sum would be “delivered as soon as possible.”

In March, The Telegraph reported that he also paid $1.6 million to former FIFA Executive Committee member from Trinidad and Tobago, Jack Warner.[...]



*450 indiska inhyrda arbetare har dött under de senaste 2 åren i Qatar. 

*Utöver detta har över 400 inhyrda arbetare från Nepal som jobbat med byggnader till Qatars fotbolls-VM 2022 också dött under arbetet. 

*Människorättsaktivister anser att innan bygget är klart 2022 så kommer omkring 4000 arbetare att ha dött i VM-projektet. 


Qatar World Cup toll: ‘Hundreds’ of Indian migrant workers dead in two years

More than 450 Indian migrant workers in Qatar have died in the last two years, media revealed on Monday. Another upcoming report will show that 400 Nepalese have lost their lives scrambling to get the Gulf state ready for the 2022 World cup.

At least 237 Indian migrants lost their lives in Qatar in 2012 and another 218 in 2013 up to December 5, AFP reported on Monday, citing figures received via a Right to Information request filed at the Indian embassy in Qatar.

- On average, 20 Indian migrants die per month in Qatar. August last year was the most deadly month on record, with 27 fatalities being reported.

The Indian embassy did not provide information regarding the causes of death or where they occurred. It also declined to disclose any correspondence between the diplomatic mission and the Indian government regarding the treatment of its nationals in the Gulf state.

Meanwhile, figures set to be released later this week say that 400 Nepalese workers have died at building sites since construction for the World Cup 2022 got underway in 2010, the Guardian reports.

 The Guardian did not state when the deaths occurred, but said that the Pravasi Nepali Co-ordination Committee, a respected human rights organization, which reached its figure using official sources in Doha, would release more information in the coming days.

There were 500,000 Indians estimated to be in Qatar at the end of 2012 – roughly 26 percent of Qatar’s population. Nepalese workers comprise approximately 20 percent of Qatar's migrant workforce and 16 percent of the total population. The total death toll stemming from the country’s World Cup scramble could in fact be higher, as other migrant groups are also present in the country.

As of January 2012, Bangladeshis, Pakistanis and Sri Lankans together accounted for 14 percent of the emirate’s population, according to US State Department figures.

On February 11, Qatar issued detailed guidelines intended to protect the country’s massive expatriate community from exploitation and stem the intensified international criticism on its human rights record.
Activists, however, believe the number of dead could swell to 4,000 by the time the 2022 World Cup kicks off.[...]


Built on Bones: Qatar World Cup construction workers die daily

Publicerades den 28 sep 2013
2022 World Cup host Qatar, is mired in scandal. It's under fire following reports of migrant workers on construction projects being abused. The mistreatment has been compared to slavery, and has led to dozens of deaths.

READ MORE http://on.rt.com/50mjah

Hidden Slavery: Journos detained after filming World Cup labor horrors in Qatar

Publicerades den 16 okt 2013
Qatar is embroiled in a fresh scandal over it's 2022 World Cup preparations. Two German documentary-makers were detained there after talking to and filming migrants building the event's infrastructure. They were investigating claims that labour conditions in the Gulf Kingdom border on slavery - and have led to dozens of migrant workers' deaths. RT talked to filmmaker Peter Giesel - who told us about his detention in Doha, and shared some of the video that led to his arrest.

READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/kmi32n


RT 2013-09-26
One construction worker a day dies as Qatar seeks to build facilities for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. That’s the finding of The Guardian newspaper, which characterizes the conditions facing migrant workers in the country as “slave labor.”

Qatar, along with other Gulf nations, uses the so-called “kafala” system, under which each foreign worker hired to in the country needs a “sponsor,” usually their employer. Permission from the sponsor is needed to enter or leave country, or to change jobs. The company is also responsible for issuing IDs, without which workers are reduced to the status of foreign aliens with no legal protection.

- The system in practice leaves the migrant workers at the mercy of their employers, who can refuse to pay wages, withhold documents and thus leave workers stranded, force them to work long hours in hazardous conditions and exploit and abuse them in other ways.

Qatar has the highest ratio of migrant workers to domestic population, according to the nation’s cable TV network Al Jazeera. The Arab monarchy, enriched by the sale of natural gas, has a population of roughly 1.7 million, with 94 per cent believed to be foreigners, mostly unskilled workers.

The country is expected to hire up to 1.5 million more laborers to build the stadiums, roads, ports and hotels needed for the 2022 tournament. [...]


Qatar arrangerar: VM i slavarbete, VM i döda arbetare, VM i mutor och VM i fotboll

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  1. -‘Millions to Thailand’: New charges in Qatar's World Cup case as Sony, Adidas call for probe-

    June 08, 2014

    Qatar is facing fresh corruption allegations over winning the right to host the 2022 World Cup – how an official used high-level contacts and resource wealth to boost the emirate’s bid. The scandal has prompted FIFA sponsors to call for investigation.

    The latest allegations, published by the UK’s Sunday Times, suggest that Mohamed Bin Hammam, a disgraced former FIFA vice president and controversial Qatari businessman, arranged government-level talks for Thailand's FIFA executive Worawi Makudi to discuss a natural gas sale that the paper said was "potentially worth tens of millions of dollars to Thailand."

    The Times, which had access to millions of secret documents during its investigation, said Bin Hammam arranged two secret meetings with Qatari royals to discuss a major gas deal with a senior aide to Makudi.

    ''The exact nature of the deal on the table is unclear, but it came as Thailand sought to save tens of millions of [dollars] by renegotiating an arrangement with Qatar to purchase 1 million tons of liquefied natural gas each year at a contractual price it considered too high,'' the newspaper said.

    Makudi denies receiving a personal ''concession'' from his involvement, though he chose not to elaborate.

    The newspaper also accused him of making $1.7 million in payments to win support from Asian officials.

    Last week, the paper reported that senior football officials in Africa received over $5 million in bribes to secure Qatar’s World Cup bid. Bin Hammam reportedly used 10 slush funds controlled by his private company – as well as cash handouts – to make dozens of payments of up to $200,000 to the heads of the 30 African football associations. [...]




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