Faced with difficulties due to the increase in investigations into corruption and sports scandale, the Qatari authorities are concerned about the repercussions of these revelations on the 2022 World Cup, the organisation of which has been attributed to them by the FIFA, under conditions marred by suspicions of irregularities.
The names of Ghanim Bin Saad Al-Saad Al-Kawari, the “Qatari Diar” Group he chairs and Qatar Charity also appear in investigations conducted by the US FBI and the Brazilian judiciary into Qatar’s corruption of a number of voters within FIFA, in order to obtain the organisation of the 2022 Football World Cup.
The political-financial scandal linked to the Qatar Charity foundation is not limited to the financing of the Muslim Brotherhood, mentioned by Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot in their “Qatar Papers”. Our investigation focuses on new aspects of this scandal related to sports embezzlement and political corruption. Exclusive revelations.
After having previously written two books about the less brilliant aspects of Qatari politics, entitled “Qatar, The Secrets of The Safe” (Michel Lafon, 2013) and “Our Very Dear Emirs” (Michel Lafon, 2016), Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot return with a hard-hitting book entitled “Qatar Papers”.
“Qatar Papers” is a book that resembles its authors and their temperament with restraint. Concerned about journalistic objectivity and neutrality, the two reporters and ex-hostages in Iraq (2004), defend themselves from having written an “anti-Qatar polemical papers”.
Yet their book came as a bombshell.