The chief executive of the Qatar World Cup has hit out at media for asking about the death of a migrant worker at the tournament, stating: “Death is a natural part of life – whether it’s at work, whether it’s in your sleep.”
Nasser al-Khater claimed everything that had been said about the worker’s death was “absolutely false” and criticised negative coverage of the World Cup when questioned by reporters.
“I think a lot of the journalists have to ask themselves and reflect on why they’ve been trying to bang on about the subject for so long,” he said.
Human Rights Watch slammed Mr al-Khater’s response about death being a natural part of life, saying it ignores the fact that many migrant deaths in the country “were preventable”.
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