Apparently, a reporter is mugged during a live broadcast of the World Cup in Qatar. She was surprised by the statements of a police officer, she reports.
He stole live on camera, but didn’t notice anything at the time: according to an Argentine television journalist, this happened in the Qatari capital Doha. It was only when he wanted to buy a water after the recording in the run-up to the soccer World Cup that he noticed that his wallet was no longer in his pocket.
Reporter Dominique Metzger described the incident last Friday to Argentine television station TN, for which she also works. According to media reports, she had previously reported on her Instagram account.
After noticing the theft, he went to a local police station, Metzger said. In addition to money, his wallet also contained his credit cards and his identity documents. The policewoman had certainly shown her that they would find the perpetrator because there were surveillance cameras everywhere.
“What do you want the judiciary to do with it?”
She was also told on the spot that she should decide on the thief’s punishment herself. “What do you want justice to do with him if we find him?” the officer asked Metzger, giving him two punishment options: five years in prison or have the perpetrator expelled from the country.
She was very shocked by this, reports the Argentine journalist. Irritated, she replied that she couldn’t make up her mind. The only thing she wanted: get her wallet back.
The host of this year’s World Cup is an authoritarian state and the human rights situation in the country is problematic. This had been heavily criticized beforehand. Fair trials are “far from guaranteed” in the Gulf state, criticizes the human rights organization Amnesty International. According to the organization, in recent years it has documented cases of unfair trials.
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