Three weeks before the next World Cup in Qatar (November 20 to December 18), Qatar’s Labor Minister Ali Ben Samiq Al Marri told AFP on Wednesday that he opposed the creation of a compensation fund for foreign workers. Several NGOs, including Amnesty International, and federations, including the FFF, have already come out in favor of setting up such a fund, especially to compensate families of workers who died at stadium sites.
” Although every death is a tragedy, there is no criteria for establishing this fund. Where are the victims? Do you have names? Qatar defended the minister by saying that a fund was set up in 2018 for unpaid workers and that the country is still considering requests that are more than 10 years old.
Accusations of racism
Ali ben Samiq al-Marri also liked to talk about a “ Communication Stunt On the part of these NGOs, regret a wish Defame Qatar by making deliberately misleading claims “. He even goes so far as to talk about racism to justify the behavior of these organizations and some countries, assuring them that they do not want it. Do not allow a small country, an Arab country or a Muslim country to host the World Cup “.