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Amnesty says workers at Qatar World Cup stadium suffer abuse

DOHA (Reuters) - Workers in Qatar renovating a 2022 World Cup stadium have suffered human rights abuses two years after the tournament's organisers drafted worker welfare standards in the wake of criticism, Amnesty International said.

Football

'Alarming exploitation' of workers in Qatar - Amnesty

(Reuters) - Qatar's construction industry is rife with abuse of migrant workers who are "treated like cattle" and live in squalid accommodation, Amnesty International said on Sunday, calling on world soccer's governing body to help address the situation.

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Azerbaijan blocks critical Amnesty visit before European Games

BAKU (Reuters) - Azerbaijan has blocked a visit by Amnesty International at which it planned to highlight human rights abuses in the south Caucasian republic as it prepares to host the inaugural European Games, Amnesty said on Wednesday.

Football

Scotland fans go easy on Qatar but Amnesty up the heat

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - "Love sport, love human rights," was the message plastered across the Amnesty International placards greeting fans arriving for Scotland's 1-0 win over embattled 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar in a friendly on Friday.

Football

World Cup hosts Qatar still failing migrant workers - Amnesty

LONDON (Reuters) - Qatar's efforts to prevent the abuse of migrant workers have been "woefully inadequate" since the Gulf state pledged to confront exploitation following an outcry over the 2022 World Cup, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

Football

Amnesty report says Qatar still failing migrant workers

BERNE/DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar, host of the 2022 World Cup, is doing little to improve conditions for migrant workers despite promising reform last year, Amnesty International said on Thursday, but Doha said several of the allegations were inaccurate.

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Call for amnesty , But Milan’s Gattuso says such a move is not fair to the fans

Italy's Justice Minister suggested yesterday an amnesty for title holders Juventus and three other Serie A clubs in connection with a match-fixing scheme should the Azzurri win the World Cup.

Cricket

ICC announces amnesty to report corruption in Sri Lankan cricket

(Reuters) - Sri Lankan cricketers have been granted a 15-day amnesty to report previously undisclosed information relating to corruption in the sport, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Wednesday.

Cricket

Australia players given amnesty 'window' to report graft

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian cricketers will be given an amnesty 'window' until the end of November to report any previous corruption-related information, the country's cricket board said on Monday.

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African players benefit from amnesty

JOHANNESBURG: Players sent off in the African Nations Cup earlier this year will not be banned from playing in the World Cup after an amnesty from their confederation, endorsed by world governing body FIFA.