Thursday, June 25, 2009

Nepalese Worker Eaten by Vietnamese

Gulf News [United Arab Emirates]
15 July 2007

Probe launched into reports about cannibalism in Qatar

Staff Reporter

Doha: The Public Prosecution has launched an inquiry to find the source of rumours of a Nepalese worker being killed and devoured by four of his Vietnamese colleagues, Asian diplomats and legal sources in Doha said.

The Nepalese charge d'affaires in Doha told Gulf News yesterday his mission received a "confirmation" from Qatari police saying that there were no reports of missing Nepalese workers. [...]

Gulf Times [Qatar]
25 June 2009

Journalists acquitted in ‘cannibalism’ case

Seven local journalists, including three editors-in-chief, were yesterday acquitted of charges of harming the relations with a friendly country and spreading hatred in society by publishing “false news”.

The seven were tried in a case related to a report that appeared in local dailies in June 2007 that four Vietnamese workers had “killed and eaten a Nepali labourer”. [...]