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European Parliament asks FIFA to help compensate families of dead workers

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The European Parliament voted Thursday in favor of a resolution calling on FIFA to help compensate the families of migrant workers who died, as well as those whose rights were abused during the build-up to the World Cup in Qatar. .

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MEPs also urged the Qatari authorities to carry out a full investigation into human rights abuses in the run-up to the competition.

The resolution also lamented reports of abuses against the community LGBTQ+ in Qatar and called on the country to decriminalize same-sex relationships.

Several MEPs wore the “OneLove” armbands against hate, which seven European captains at the World Cup gave up wearing after pressure from the FIFA.

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The Qatari government did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for comment.

Since the FIFA awarded the celebration of World Cup to Qatar in 2010, the country changed some of its labor laws, and before the event, organizers repeatedly said everyone was welcome, though Human Rights Watch said people were detained LGBT in the run up to the tournament.

Source: Reuters

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