Qatar has admitted to arresting two British nationals of Nepalese extraction as they were trying to escape the country. The two human rights workers came under suspicion by Qatari authorities for investigating Qatar’s rampant abuse of the foreign workers. Qatar has been accused of enslaving many of the 1.4 million workers it has brought in to erect the massive structures it needs to host the 2022 World Cup. Already thousands of these laborers, many from Nepal and the Philippines, have lost their lives under brutal and inhumane working conditions to construct these architectural ‘jewels’.
A few days ago the Independent reported, “The Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD) said it believed its employees were being held by the Qatari police and were at risk of maltreatment or torture. Amnesty International has previously expressed concern at allegations of torture of detainees and the Filipino government earlier this year called for an investigation into claims that three of its nationals had been tortured while under arrest in Qatar.”
Perhaps it should come as no surprise than that such a country also finance’s Hama’s genocidal war against Israel providing luxurious safe haven for Hamas leaders. Hamas, after all, is a terrorist wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, a White House backed global fascist movement headquartered in Qatar that had long been outlawed and loathed across much of the Middle East.
Qatar is also one of the countries the White House demanded Israel accept to broker a ceasefire with Hamas.
Even so, Hamas continues to enjoy the enthusiastic support of Left in the West, receiving the vocal endorsement of Michel Chossodovsky, Noam Chomsky, ANSWER, Codepink, and George Clooney’s future bride.
It boggles the mind…
Qatar confirms detention of rights group workers
Qatar has confirmed it is holding two Britons who went missing in the Gulf nation while researching migrant labor issues.
The Qatari Foreign Ministry said in a statement carried by the official Qatar News Agency on Saturday that Krishna Upadhyaya and Ghimire Gundev were arrested and are being interrogated for unspecified violations of the law.
The statement said that all actions taken against the men are “consistent with the principles of human rights” outlined in the laws of Qatar.
The men were detained on Aug. 31 while researching work conditions on behalf of the Norway-based Global Network for Rights and Development, which has called for their release.
British human rights investigators disappear in Qatar, after being followed by plain clothes police