Activists take Qatar workers protest to FIFA boss’s home town

BRIG: An activist group erected protest billboards in FIFA Brig, the Swiss hometown of boss Gianni Infantino on Wednesday to ask the world football body to compensate migrant workers for alleged human rights abuses in the country. Catafootball presenter World Cup.
Mobile billboards carry the messages “Infant: your family is a migrant”, “Thousands of people like them are victims of this World Cup” and “Give them compensation now”.
The Avaaz campaign group protest also included an Infantino impersonator holding the World Cup trophy.
Qatar, where foreigners make up the majority of its population of 2.9 million, has faced fierce criticism from human rights groups over its treatment of migrant workers.
England guardian The newspaper reported last year that at least 6,500 migrants – many of them working on World Cup projects – have died in Qatar since it won the right to host the World Cup in 2010.
Hassan Al ThawadiSecretary General of the Supreme Commission on Delivery and Heritage of Qatar, said in a television interview with the British journalist Morgan Pier aired last month that the number of migrant workers who died at World Cup-related projects was “between 400 and 500”.
Amnesty and other human rights groups have called on FIFA to compensate migrant workers in Qatar for human rights abuses by setting aside $440 million, the equivalent of World Cup prize money.
FIFA said it was evaluating Amnesty’s proposal and undertaking an “unprecedented due diligence process with regard to the protection of the workers involved”.
FIFA said it is working with the organizers and has compensated some workers. It did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Wednesday.
The EU Parliament last month passed a resolution calling on FIFA to help compensate the families of migrant workers who died, as well as workers whose rights were abused, during the preparations for the World Cup. .


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