Qatar confirms holding Britons probing World Cup labour

Migrant labourers work on a construction site on October 3, 2013 in Doha in QatarQatar has confirmed it is holding two British researchers who had been probing the labour conditions of migrants building facilities for the 2022 World Cup, saying they “violated” the emirate’s laws. Krishna Upadhyaya and Ghimire Gundev, who work for the Norway-based Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD), were arrested in Doha on August 31.

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