Demonstrations before Qatar-Scotland match

Ahead of the international friendly football match between Scotland and Qatar at Easter Road Stadium in Edinburgh on June 5, 2015, demonstrators called for change in Qatar's policies regarding the working conditions of migrant workers in the emirate.
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A demonstrator holds a placard critical of Qatar's policies regarding the working conditions of migrant workers in light of the increased construction to provide the infastructure for the Gulf state to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022 ahead of the international friendly football match between Scotland and Qatar at Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh on June 5, 2015. Qatar has come under huge international pressure for its treatment of migrant labourers from rights groups, trades unions and campaigners. The tiny Gulf state has been criticised for its use of the kafala system -- which has been likened to modern-day slavery -- confiscation of labourers' passports, non-payment of staff, squalid accommodation and working conditions in fierce desert temperatures. Some 3,500 labourers have worked on the five stadiums which are in the stages of preparation for the FIFA World Cup in 2022. In response to an Amnesty report accusing Doha of failing to deliver on promised reforms to their policies concerning migrant workers Qatar has insisted on May 21 it was 'committed' to improving conditions for its huge number of migrant labourer, saying in a statement that 'significant changes have been made over the last year to improve the rights and conditions of expatriate workers'. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A demonstrator holds a placard critical of Qatar's policies regarding the working conditions of migrant workers in the Gulf state ahead of the international friendly football match between Scotland and Qatar at Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh on June 5, 2015. Qatar has come under huge international pressure for its treatment of migrant labourers from rights groups, trades unions and campaigners. The tiny Gulf state has been criticised for its use of the kafala system -- which has been likened to modern-day slavery -- confiscation of labourers' passports, non-payment of staff, squalid accommodation and working conditions in fierce desert temperatures. Some 3,500 labourers have worked on the five stadiums which are in the stages of preparation for the FIFA World Cup in 2022. In response to an Amnesty report accusing Doha of failing to deliver on promised reforms to their policies concerning migrant workers Qatar has insisted on May 21 it was 'committed' to improving conditions for its huge number of migrant labourer, saying in a statement that 'significant changes have been made over the last year to improve the rights and conditions of expatriate workers'. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Demonstrators hold placards calling for change in Qatar's policies regarding the working conditions of migrant workers in light of the increased construction to provide the infrastructure for the Gulf state to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022 ahead of the international friendly football match between Scotland and Qatar at Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh on June 5, 2015. Qatar has come under huge international pressure for its treatment of migrant labourers from rights groups, trades unions and campaigners. The tiny Gulf state has been criticised for its use of the kafala system -- which has been likened to modern-day slavery -- confiscation of labourers' passports, non-payment of staff, squalid accommodation and working conditions in fierce desert temperatures. Some 3,500 labourers have worked on the five stadiums which are in the stages of preparation for the FIFA World Cup in 2022. In response to an Amnesty report accusing Doha of failing to deliver on promised reforms to their policies concerning migrant workers Qatar has insisted on May 21 it was 'committed' to improving conditions for its huge number of migrant labourer, saying in a statement that 'significant changes have been made over the last year to improve the rights and conditions of expatriate workers'. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Demonstrators hold placards calling for change in Qatar's policies regarding the working conditions of migrant workers in light of the increased construction to provide the infrastructure for the Gulf state to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022 ahead of the international friendly football match between Scotland and Qatar at Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh on June 5, 2015. Qatar has come under huge international pressure for its treatment of migrant labourers from rights groups, trades unions and campaigners. The tiny Gulf state has been criticised for its use of the kafala system -- which has been likened to modern-day slavery -- confiscation of labourers' passports, non-payment of staff, squalid accommodation and working conditions in fierce desert temperatures. Some 3,500 labourers have worked on the five stadiums which are in the stages of preparation for the FIFA World Cup in 2022. In response to an Amnesty report accusing Doha of failing to deliver on promised reforms to their policies concerning migrant workers Qatar has insisted on May 21 it was 'committed' to improving conditions for its huge number of migrant labourer, saying in a statement that 'significant changes have been made over the last year to improve the rights and conditions of expatriate workers'. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Qatar's midfielder Mohammed Muntari (L) vies with Scotland's defender Gordon Greer (R) during the international friendly football match between Scotland and Qatar at Easter Road Stadium in Edinburgh on June 5, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Qatar's midfielder Mohammed Muntari (L) brings the ball forward tracked by Scotland's midfielder Darren Fletcher (R) during the international friendly football match between Scotland and Qatar at Easter Road Stadium in Edinburgh on June 5, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Qatar's defender Abdelkarim Hassan Fadlalla (L) challenges Scotland's defender Ikechi Anya (R) during the international friendly football match between Scotland and Qatar at Easter Road Stadium in Edinburgh on June 5, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Scotland's goalkeeper Craig Gordon plays during the international friendly football match between Scotland and Qatar at Easter Road Stadium in Edinburgh on June 5, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)