Qatar World Cup whistleblower was tortured, claims family

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  • Abdullah Ibhais raised concern at workers’ treatment
  • Activists call on UN to help release him from prison

A Qatari whistleblower who was jailed after raising concerns about the mistreatment of migrant workers at World Cup stadium sites was tortured on the eve of the tournament, his family has claimed.

The human rights organisation FairSquare also released a letter from the family of Abdullah Ibhais, a former media manager in Qatar’s Supreme Committee, who accused Fifa of “callous indifference” for ignoring his case.

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Written by Sean Ingle in Doha
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/dec/07/qatar-world-cup-whistleblower-was-tortured-claim-human-rights-groups under the title “Qatar World Cup whistleblower was tortured, claims family”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.