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2022 FIFA World Cup: SHOCKING Revelation! Qatar World Cup hit by another CONTROVERSY, planting ‘spies’ among migrant workers to target whistleblowers

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2022 FIFA World Cup: Qatar Government introduces spies among workers – In what appears to be a piece of shocking news, a controversy has arisen where the Qatari government is being blamed for introducing spies among migrant workers. In a bid to expose the identity of those that are complaining about their exploitations, these undercover spies have been introduced into the mix. Follow FIFA 2022 Live Updates on InsideSport.IN

According to reports by Daily Mail, Equidem, a global group that works on human rights and labour rights has learned from their sources that these undercover spies have been set the task of being present in the host countries of the migrant workers.

2022 FIFA World Cup: SHOCKING Revelation! Qatar World Cup hit by another CONTROVERSY, planting 'spies' among migrant workers to target whistleblowers
2022 FIFA World Cup: SHOCKING Revelation! Qatar World Cup hit by another CONTROVERSY, planting ‘spies’ among migrant workers to target whistleblowers

2022 FIFA World Cup: SHOCKING Revelation! Qatar World Cup hit by another CONTROVERSY, planting ‘spies’ among migrant workers to target whistleblowers

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“We are in constant contact with workers in Qatar,” said Mustafa Qadri, Equidem’s chief executive. “And so, while there is an element of speculation, we know that people from Kenya, from India, from Nepal, who look and talk like any normal workers, are basically asking questions of people that are known to be activists.”

Reports claim that the spies or the informants have been installed in the residential camps where the migrant workers stay. “Our sense is it’s being arranged by the government, not individual companies,” Qadri said. “But the companies may have their own people as well.”

“I have to be extremely careful. There has been a high level of surveillance, not just of journalists and people like me visiting the countries, but also of workers. And there is a pattern of reprisals for workers who register complaints.”

2022 FIFA World Cup: SHOCKING Revelation! Qatar World Cup hit by another CONTROVERSY, planting ‘spies’ among migrant workers to target whistleblowers

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It has also been reported that journalists and activists were not prohibited and eventually banned from taking photographs of the camps where the workers resided. As a result, Nicholas McGeehan, co-founder of the Human Rights organisation FairSquare, asked FIFA and Qatar government to pay substantial money to the family of the deceased workers.

According to a report released by The Guardian, around 6500 migrant workers have paid with their lives during the construction of the stadium for the FIFA 2022 World Cup. Apart from poor working and housing conditions, the intolerable heat of the country paid a vital role in taking the lives of the migrant workers.

“Seventy per cent of migrant worker deaths are unexplained, and on World Cup stadium projects, that still runs at 50 per cent,” McGeehan said. “The rate of unexplained deaths in the UK probably runs at 1 per cent. The failure of the Qataris to put in place fundamental protections is inexcusable. Workers are essentially toiling in a toxic sauna.”

“[Compensation] is doable and it would be transformative to the lives of the families who built this World Cup. Workers borrowed obscene amounts of money to get to Qatar with the hope of lifting their families out of poverty and some returned in body bags with no answer for their loved ones as to how they died,” he added.

2022 FIFA World Cup: SHOCKING Revelation! Qatar World Cup hit by another CONTROVERSY, planting ‘spies’ among migrant workers to target whistleblowers

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