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IAAF monitoring work situation at host venue of the Doha 2019 World Athletics Championships
by Dwight Fraser
The World Governing Body of Track and Field the (IAAF) says it is “monitoring closely” the situation surrounding the host venue of the Doha 2019 World Athletics Championships .
This after amnesty international alleged that migrant workers building the Khalifa International Stadium have suffered systematic abuses and, in some cases, forced labor.
The Qatari capital was awarded the IAAF’s flagship event in November 2014, a decision criticized because of the country’s alleged mistreatment of migrant workers involved in the construction of many of the facilities being built for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The human rights group amnesty international is extremely critical of what it claims to be FIFA’s indifference to appalling treatment of migrant workers.
Every single construction and landscape worker who spoke to amnesty international reported abuse of one kind or another, including being forced to live in squalid and cramped accommodation.
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