Another journalist has reportedly died during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, just 48 hours after the death of US football writer and LGBTQIA+ ally Grant Wahl.
On December 10, Al Kass TV photojournalist Khalid al-Misslam reportedly died unexpectedly while covering the World Cup in Qatar, a country that has repeatedly come under fire for its conservative stance on issues such as LGBTQIA+ rights. This was reported by The Gulf Times and several other media outlets.
I do not believe my brother merely died. I believe he was killed. And I just plead for any help,” Eric Wahl wrote on his now-deleted Instagram account, alleging foul play in his brother Wahl’s death.
No such claims have been made regarding al-passing, Misslam’s and so far only The Gulf Times has expressed sympathy for his loved ones on social media.