Amsterdam’s D66 political party has proposed that the city grant permission for public broadcasting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar in November and December only if there are breaks highlighting alleged human rights violations.
Trustee Rob Hoflund said, suggestion At a meeting on Thursday night, he suggested to the mayor of Amsterdam that the city should interweave information on human rights into all viewings.
“Everyone is looking forward to World Cup football,” he said in a press release. “But the reality is that human rights have been violated to make this World Cup possible. But I think it’s important that it’s also used to highlight this dark side.”
media report We explored the alleged role of forced labor and migrant workers working long hours and underpaid or unpaid in the construction of tournament stadiums and infrastructure.His 11 cities in France, including Paris and Marseille Said They don’t show the game on the big screen in protest of the circumstances surrounding the World Cup in Qatar.
“We should not turn a blind eye to human rights violations, forced labor, and the fact that people died to make this happen,” Hofland said. He said, “We need to spotlight human rights abuses instead of ‘sportwashing’ Qatar’s leaders.” “
His party ends with information about these alleged human rights violations before a public viewing in Amsterdam, and proposes to display other messages during the halftime suspension. .
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