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FIFA World Cup: Qatar police stop protest by British LGBT activist

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FIFA World Cup: Qatari police on Tuesday stopped a one-man protest by British LGBT activist Peter Tatchell outside the National Museum of…

FIFA World Cup: Qatari police on Tuesday stopped a one-man protest by British LGBT activist Peter Tatchell outside the national museum of the Arab Gulf state, which is hosting next month’s soccer World Cup. Tatchell, who had staged a similar protest ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, stood for more than an hour wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with “#Qatarantigay” and holding a placard reading “Qatar arrests and subjects LGBT people to conversion” . Follow FIFA World Cup 2022 live updates with InsideSport.IN

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FIFA World Cup: Qatar police stop protest by British LGBT activist

Two uniformed police officers and three plainclothes officials arrived at the scene. They folded his placard and took pictures of Tatchell’s passport and other papers and of a man accompanying him. Police left after shaking hands with Tatchell, who remained on the sidewalk.

Homosexuality is illegal in the conservative Muslim country and some soccer stars have raised concerns about the rights of fans traveling to the event, particularly LGBT+ individuals and women, who rights groups say Qatar’s laws discriminate against.

Organizers of the World Cup in Qatar, which starts on November 20 and is the first to be held in a Middle Eastern nation, say everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation or background, is welcome, while also warning against public displays of affection. .

Human Rights Watch said Monday that security forces in Qatar arbitrarily arrested and abused LGBT Qataris as recently as last month.

A Qatari official said in a statement that HRW’s allegations “contains information that is categorically and unequivocally false”.

Qatar expects 1.2 million visitors during the tournament, creating an unprecedented logistical and policing challenge for the small state.

FIFA World Cup: Qatar police stop protest by British LGBT activist

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