November 13, 2014 Stephen Russell

FIFA’s magic wand tries to vanish the blood on Qatar’s hands

As if by magic, FIFA keep changing the subject
(c) Sybren A. Stüvel

Qatar might be feeling pretty pleased with itself today. A FIFA investigation into possible corruption, conducted by the former New York district attorney Michael García has, after he spent 18-months scrutinising the behaviour of all the bidding nations, found only minor concerns that “were not serious enough to warrant re-opening the process”.

For those of us campaigning to hold Qatar to account for the deaths of hundreds of workers, this is like proclaiming the innocence of a speeding driver involved in a fatal smash up because it turns out he obtained his driving licence legally. READ MORE