Tuesday 21 October 2014

Two UK researchers missing in Qatar

Published 04/09/2014 | 13:31

Two researchers investigating migrant worker issues in World Cup 2022 host Qatar are missing, a human rights group said

A Norwegian human rights group said two of its British employees have gone missing in Qatar while researching migrant worker issues in the Gulf nation which is due to host the 2022 World Cup.

The Global Network for Rights and Development said that researcher Krishna Upadhyaya and photographer Ghimire Gundev were supposed to leave Qatar on Sunday, and that their fate is unknown.

The group earlier said the pair arrived in the Qatari capital of Doha on August 27 and disappeared after allegedly being harassed by police.

A British Embassy official said they are aware of reports that two British nationals have been detained and are investigating the matter.

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