EU parliament calls on FIFA

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The EU parliament on Thursday voted in favour of a resolution that calls on FIFA to help compensate the families of the migrant workers who died

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MEPs also urged the Qatari authorities to conduct a full investigation into human rights abuses in the run-up to the competition

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The resolution also deplored reports of abuses of the LGBTQ+ community in Qatar and called on the country to decriminalise same-sex relations

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A number of MEPs were wearing "OneLove" armbands which seven European World Cup captains backed out from wearing following FIFA pressure

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The Qatari government did not immediately respond to Reuters' request for comment

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Since FIFA awarded the World Cup to Qatar in 2010 the country has changed some of its labour laws and, ahead of the World Cup

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