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  • British human rights activists investigating treatment of Nepalese workers feared detained by police in Qatar

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...etained-police
    British human rights activists feared detained by police in Qatar
    Krishna Upadhyaya and Ghimire Gundev were investigating the Gulf state's controversial treatment of Nepalese workers

    Pete Pattisson
    theguardian.com, Thursday 4 September 2014 13.29 EDT

    Two British human rights activists have "disappeared" in Qatar while investigating the treatment of the country's migrant workforce. The Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD), which employs the men, has not heard from them for more than four days and fears that they may have been detained.

    Krishna Upadhyaya, 52, and Ghimire Gundev, 36, arrived in Qatar on 27 August to research a forthcoming report on the working and living conditions of Nepalese migrant workers in the Gulf emirate. Qatar's treatment of its migrant workers has drawn widespread criticism from human rights groups as it prepares to host the 2022 World Cup.

    On the evening of Saturday August 30, Upadhyaya sent an urgent text to a friend in Norway saying, "I am being followed by the police here. Looks like they will give me troubles now."...
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