Spain refuses Qatar’s request for riot police at World Cup

MADRID, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Spain won’t ship riot police to Qatar to assist safeguard the upcoming soccer World Cup as had been requested by the Center Jap nation, the Spanish inside ministry mentioned on Friday.

The ministry wouldn’t present any additional touch upon the choice, and solely confirmed an earlier report on Cadena Ser radio, which mentioned Spain had been mulling whether or not to ship round 115 officers to Qatar however in the end refused.

With a inhabitants of lower than three million – of whom simply 380,000 are Qatari nationals – Qatar faces a scarcity of personnel because it gears up for the month-long FIFA soccer match kicking off on Nov. 20.

Final month, Turkey introduced it might ship greater than 3,000 riot police to assist Qatar stage soccer’s showpiece occasion.

Qatar has come below extreme scrutiny from human rights teams over its remedy of migrant employees within the run-up to the match.

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Reporting by Emma Pinedo, modifying by Andrei Khalip and Toby Davis

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