Qatar World Cup whistleblower was tortured, claims family

  • Abdullah Ibhais raised concern at workers’ treatment
  • Activists call on UN to help release him from prison

A whistleblower who was jailed in Qatar after raising concerns about the mistreatment of migrant workers at World Cup stadium sites was tortured on the eve of the tournament, his family has claimed.

The human rights organisation FairSquare also released a letter from the family of Abdullah Ibhais, a former media manager in Qatar’s Supreme Committee, who accused Fifa of “callous indifference” for ignoring his case.

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