The Renew Europe Group within the European Parliament strongly condemns latest statements by the Qatari World Cup ambassador describing homosexuality as “injury within the thoughts” and the threats launched by FIFA to sanction soccer gamers carrying the OneLove armband as signal of assist for the LGBTQIA+ group.
In a European Parliament plenary debate on human rights and the FIFA world cup in Qatar, Renew Europe made it clear that this occasion should be skilled freely by everybody to be actually world and shared amongst all communities, cultures and folks.
On the similar time, migrant employees’ rights have been on the centre of controversy over time, as an estimated 95% of the nation’s labor power is made up of migrants, and Qatar has been accused of widespread abuses in the way it treats its migrant employees, together with these particularly engaged on the World Cup.
Talking in the course of the debate, Renew Europe Vice President Katalin Cseh MEP (Momentum, HU) stated:
“The Qatar Soccer World Cup will all the time be remembered as one more World Cup of Disgrace, just like the Sotchi Olympics in Russia. This Parliament condemns, within the strongest potential phrases, each FIFA and Qatari authorities for its abysmal file on employees’ rights. We’ll by no means flip our again at grave human rights violations, and we’ll battle to make sure Qatar’s guarantees to enhance are literally adopted by concrete actions for the employees and their households. We stand by the LGBTQIA+ folks of Qatar who deserve a lot better within the area, together with in Qatar.”
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