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Another revelation has come to light on Qatar surrounded by controversies regarding the FIFA World Cup. Four people including the Vice President of the European Parliament have been arrested in this case. These parliamentarians are accused of taking bribes from Qatar officials, but they saved Qatar and Morocco from criticism in many international forums in cases of violation of human rights, labor laws.
The most important role in this is that of the Italian leader Antonio Panzeri. Was a member of the European Parliament between 2004 and 2019. 600,000 Euros were recovered from Panzeri’s Brussels home. At the same time, 600,000 euros in cash have also been found at the house of the father of the Vice President of the Parliament, Eva Kelly. Callie claims she doesn’t know what’s in the suitcase, it was given to her by Panjeri. A total of 1.5 million Euros have been recovered so far. In addition, Qatar paid 100,000 euros for the royal tours of Panjeri’s wife and daughter. It is claimed that many big people are involved in this bribery scandal.
Four arrested, including European Union Vice President Eva Kelly, 1.5 million euros recovered in raids
Antonio Panzeri created a whole trap… Just before leaving the parliament in 2019, Panzeri was the president of the parliamentary group involving Morocco and other Arab countries. After retiring from Parliament, he founded a human rights group in Brussels called Fight Impunity, which soon became an important NGO associated with the European Parliament. The NGO used to prepare reports, documents, policies and programs for the European Parliament. Leaders from all over the world attended the two-day conference organized by Panjeri’s organization Fight Impunity in June 2022.
This is how Qatar was saved
Due to the ban on homosexuality and beer, the worldwide belief has been strengthened that Qatar has achieved the World Cup only through bribery. Kelly praised Qatar as a pioneer of labor rights and asked other peers to be less critical. They also voted in favor of adding Qatar to Europe’s list of countries with visa-free travel.
12 NGOs at one address
The address of the accused NGO Fight Impunity is shown at the Royal Palace of Brussels and Rue Ducale. There are 12 more NGOs registered at the same address, even though the owner had given the space to another NGO.
Big names associated with NGO
Fight impunity was joined by former EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, former French prime minister Bernard Cazeneuve and former European commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos. However, most resigned from the board when corruption was revealed.