Posts Tagged Human rights and civil liberties

Racial quotas controversy re-emerges in South African sport

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa’s sports minister denied that he influenced the national cricket team to drop a white player and pick a black player in his place for the country’s World Cup semifinal match against New Zealand.

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Chelsea fans to contest banning orders for Paris incident

LONDON (AP) — Five Chelsea fans will contest the implementation of football banning orders for their suspected involvement in an incident where a black man was blocked from boarding a subway train in Paris.

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Construction giant accused of ‘modern slavery’ in Qatar

FILE- In this Jan. 3, 2011 file photo, a worker cleans the road outside Khalifa sport complex in Doha, Qatar. The 2022 World Cup host nation announced on Thursday, March 19, 2015 that the final World Cup game of the 2022 tournament will be on Dec. 18. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung-file, File)

PARIS (AP) — Accusing it of practicing “modern slavery,” a French campaign group has filed a legal complaint against construction giant Vinci for grave mistreatment of migrant workers in Qatar, the host country of the 2022 World Cup.

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