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World Cup organization does not want homosexuals in Qatar to show orientation

Qatar will be as strict as usual against public homosexual expressions during the 2022 World Cup. Nasser Al Khater, head of the organizing committee of the World Cup in Qatar, acknowledged in conversation with the American news channel CNN that Qatar has an anti-gay policy in many respects. Al Khater declined to say that homosexuality is illegal in the Gulf state, but said that “like in many other countries,” same-sex marriage is not allowed in Qatar. Homosexuality carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison in Qatar.

Earlier this month, Australian Josh Cavallo, one of the first footballers to openly say he was gay, said he would not feel safe in Qatar. Al Khatar told CNN that Qatar “welcomes him to watch even before the World Cup” and that “everyone is welcome” in the country. In the same conversation, he said Qatar has been treated “unfairly and unjustly” since the tournament was awarded. He did not clarify what he meant by this.

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The World Cup in Qatar is controversial for several reasons. The British newspaper The Guardian revealed in February that at least 6,500 migrant workers from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka died in Qatar between 2011 and 2020. Many of them were working on stadiums, or hotels and roads built for the upcoming world championship. The total number of dead workers is even higher, according to the newspaper, because no figures could be obtained from migrant workers from the Philippines and Kenya. The allocation of Qatar as host country would also have involved bribery, although this has never been officially proven.

World Cup organization does not want homosexuals in Qatar to show orientation
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