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World Cup Host Qatar Must Tackle Labor Abuses

It took less than a year for Murali Velayudhan's dream to shatter. The Indian construction worker came to Qatar in October last year, hoping to be one of thousands of migrant workers to benefit from a $200 billion building boom related to the country's hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and other projects. Landing in Doha, Velayudhan was aware that Qatar, like other Gulf Arab states, stood accused of encouraging modern slavery with its treatment of migrant workers prompting...

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