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Qatar to buy Amnesty International

Gulf state responds after human rights group publishes damning report into construction sector

DOHA: Qatar has reportedly purchased the human rights organisation Amnesty International, less than a day after it published a damning report into the country’s construction sector as work begins on stadiums for the 2022 World Cup.

While financial details of the deal have not been revealed, experts have suggested that move is an economically shrewd one by the gas-rich Gulf state.

“It would have cost Qatar an absolute fortune to meet the various demands laid out in Amnesty’s recent report,” said Hamish McDervitt of the Gulf Analyst Group. “Buying the organisation outright is a simple, one-stop solution that swiftly and effectively deals with all of these problems.”

Rumours have circulated that once the deal is complete, Qatar plans to move Amnesty International’s headquarters to Knightsbridge in London and transform it into a “luxury mall and residential complex”.

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24 Comments

24 Comments

  1. Haya

    November 18, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Hahahahahahahaha as a Qatari I salute you for such a hilarious article. Buy it! Buy them all!

  2. Kevin Vincent

    November 18, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    How can Qatar can buy human rights organization? Usually human rights organist is non-profit organization which runs with the help of volunteers and funding from public.

    • Gino

      November 18, 2013 at 10:13 pm

      Dude, this is a satire news website…

  3. Mozais Myhero

    November 18, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Come on Kevin, you can’t be that dumb

  4. Peter Gillanders

    November 18, 2013 at 7:27 pm

  5. Anonymous

    November 18, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Its a joke Kevin. Kind of like the Onion’s articles

  6. mim

    November 18, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Oh wow…. what a joke!

  7. Hope M. Fernandez

    November 18, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    My God Shame on them…They realy think they could just buy off everything…

  8. sjabt3d

    November 19, 2013 at 12:25 am

    This is outrageous and wrong! NGO’s should behave according to certain ethical guidelines. This only should have been done by competitive bid!

    • 7aerina

      November 19, 2013 at 2:51 am

      SatireSatireSATIRE
      Laugh and move along

  9. Azariyas Tibebu

    November 19, 2013 at 2:34 am

    What exactly are they turning into a complex?

    • pmsl19222

      November 19, 2013 at 7:32 pm

      your mother, as far as i know?

  10. bbb

    November 19, 2013 at 11:22 am

    hahaha I don’t know if the original article is funnier… or the fact that people actually fall for that lol

  11. Anonymous

    November 19, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Not Surprised. What Else is new?

  12. John Q.

    November 19, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Easy with the too much cheerful comments – what seems to be a done deal might yet be blocked by the EU Commission, as it could give Qatar a monopoly on human rights. Also, according to better-informed insiders, the Vatican Bank as one of the main underwriters of the syndication is still demanding more favorable terms, like preferred stock and call options on the luxury mall complex.

  13. Jerri

    November 20, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    When is Qatar buying the Vatican?

  14. Ariel

    November 20, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    The truth is that if they could buy Amnesty International to shut them up, they would! Thankfully AI are not for sale. I’m sure they are using other pressure tactics to shut them up however.l

  15. Elie

    November 21, 2013 at 6:20 am

    April’s Fool Kind Of Joke …

  16. DoolioUAE

    November 21, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Brilliant. The comments made me laugh more than the article. Thank you stupid people of the world! ;~D

  17. Anonymous

    November 23, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    no no no this can not be allowed to happen.. I’m so sick of this kind of stuff going on!! I am going to rite to each member of the Qatari royal family and beg them to reconsider!!! They should buy out my company instead ” Smiles for Piles” which could also be used as a luxury product!

  18. viresh saigal

    November 25, 2013 at 9:01 am

    buncha dumb folk have responded to this awesome piece of satire.

  19. Munir

    December 14, 2013 at 5:17 am

    I hear Qatar are buying The World Wildlife Fund so Qataris can own a tiger without repercussions. Is this correct?

  20. Mr C

    January 5, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Who do I make the cheque payable too?

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