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Some of Sepp Blatter's biggest critics arrested in Qatar

WDR claim officials erased data from the journalists’ electronic equipment.

JOURNALISTS REPRESENTING GERMAN broadcasting networks ARD and WDR have been arrested and detained by the Qatari government while shooting a documentary about the corruption allegedly associated with the country’s winning bid for the 2022 World Cup.

WDR claim officials erased data from the journalists’ electronic equipment and detained them in the country for several days.

Florian Bauer said on Twitter that he was one of the journalists in question working on the documentary, entitled ‘The Selling of Football — Sepp Blatter and the Power of FIFA,’ and has suggested the reporters had uncovered incriminating bank documents.

The journalists have since been released after the Qatari foreign minister allowed them to leave.

h/t Deadspin

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