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Over 190 countries demand justice for abused people before 2022 World Cup



Qatar stadium workers face human rights violations / AFP

Qatar stadium workers face human rights violations / AFP

Amnesty International and Avaaz Submitted to FIFA a letter demanding compensation for migrant workers, backed by over one million signatures collected in 190 countries People subjected to horrific human rights violations ahead of the 2022 Football World Cup in Qatar.

These items were delivered to FIFA on the occasion of FIFA’s annual competition in Rwanda on March 16th. Your own membership puts pressure on you to redress these egregious abuses.

“This meeting will be another opportunity for FIFA to set a firm plan and timetable for making amendments and directly and promptly compensating workers and their families who have suffered horrific human rights abuses in order to host the World Cup. built on their sacrifices”, said Steve Cockburn, Director of Economic and Social Justice at Amnesty International.

Vieta Andemariam, Avaaz’s U.S. Legal Director, said:Our letter is backed by over 1 million signatures from over 190 countries. World public opinion is aware of the grave injustice perpetrated against workers and that FIFA will spend a portion of the billions of dollars raised through the sweat, blood and lives of hundreds of thousands of victims to help them They united and demanded that their families be given what they were. borrowed.

The night before the tournament, November 2022, FIFA has committed to creating a legacy fund but has not committed to using it to provide direct assistance to workers. To date, the federation has not disclosed details on how the fund will be managed.

The Norwegian Football Federation, with the support of several other national associations, has proposed a discussion at the Annual General Meeting, and FIFA said:Full compliance with human rights commitments, including reparations”.

“It’s time for FIFA to face its responsibilities, rather than pass the blame on to Qatar. It’s time for football leaders to make clear promises to abused workers,” said Steve Koch. Byrne closed.

After FIFA granted Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup in 2010, Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers were hired with kickbackswages were deducted and even lives taken while working to make the tournament happen.

Source: Diario.Elmundo

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