Media advisory: Doha launch of report on abuse of migrant workers ahead of Qatar World Cup - Sun 17 Nov
The report details the scale of exploitation suffered by migrant workers in Qatar’s construction sector - including those employed on multi-million dollar projects run by Qatari and international companies.
The press conference will be held under a strict embargo, which is lifted at 0001 hrs Doha time Monday 18 November (2101 hrs GMT Sunday 17 November).
A senior Amnesty delegation, led by the Secretary General Salil Shetty, will be visiting the country to launch the report. Spokespeople will be available for pre-recorded interviews and live interviews in Doha and London.
Details of the press conference:
When: Sunday 17 November 2013 at 16:30 local Doha time (with an embargo until Monday 18 November 0001 hrs local Doha time, Sunday 17 November 2101 hrs GMT)
Where: Intercontinental Doha The City, off Al Wahda Road, PO Box 22178, West Bay, Doha 8299, Qatar
Who: Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International; James Lynch, Amnesty Researcher on Gulf Migrants’ Rights; Nicola Duckworth, Amnesty Senior Director of Research; Philip Luther, Amnesty Director for the Middle East and North Africa