Us senators asked FIFA to check the conditions of labor in the construction of world Cup 2018 objects

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Timepiece in fotomonsterflash football stadium arena in Rostov Rostov-on-donUs senators asked FIFA to check the conditions of labor in the construction of world Cup 2018 objects© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Timepiece the image Bank

. A group of U.S. senators appealed to the International football Federation (FIFA) with a request to conduct an investigation of working conditions in the construction of objects of world Cup 2018 in Russia.

The petition, signed by eight lawmakers, led by Senator from new Jersey Bob Menendes, says that FIFA should shoulder its responsibilities in the field of human rights, protecting workers and athletes from forced labour.

«The main sports event in the world must be built on the backs of the most vulnerable people on the planet,» — said in a statement.

In the spring the Guardian published a letter from the head of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, in which he discussed the existence of evidence of a violation of the rights of workers from the DPRK in the construction of stadiums in Russia. However, later the organization said that in March of 2017, the monitoring team FIFA have not found any North Korean Builder and information about the infringement of rights was not confirmed.

This is not the first attempt by us lawmakers to influence the preparation of Russia to the world Cup. In April, the Senator from Connecticut Richard Blumenthal wrote a letter to FIFA with the requirement to deprive Russia the right to host the world Cup. The occasion was a chemical attack in the Syrian province of Idlib, which President Bashar al-Assad allegedly «allowed» to do the Russian authorities.

The world Cup will be held from June 14 to July 15, 2018 in 11 Russian cities. Matches will be played in Moscow, Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-don, Sochi and Yekaterinburg.Us senators asked FIFA to check the conditions of labor in the construction of world Cup 2018 objects© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid photosangelina in Russia: cities that will host the 2018 world Cup football

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