Qatar accused of not investigating migrant worker deaths

Amnesty found families of victims were not offered post-mortem investigation to determine whether working conditions contributed to deaths.

Research carried out by Amnesty International showed that at least 70 percent of deaths had not been investigated and gone unexplained between 2010 and 2019, despite Qatar’s healthcare system being equipped to look into the causes of death.

Most of the families interviewed by Amnesty mentioned no pre-existing conditions that could have caused their relatives’ premature deaths.

Several relatives described the impact of extreme heat and difficult conditions their relatives had been exposed to at work with temperatures reaching 39°C or 40°C before their deaths.