Florian Bauer, on his arrest and detainment in Qatar:
After the interrogations are over, we’re allowed to return to our hotel in Doha, but we’re not permitted to leave the country. Five days later, after it has become clear that the situation could take weeks or months to resolve, the Qatari Foreign Minister intervenes, and we’re free to go. The equipment we’ve had confiscated is supposed to be returned four days later. In fact, that takes three-and-a-half weeks. All the data on our mobile phones, my laptop and our hard-drives have been erased. This includes private photos and contact details of friends. In diplomatic circles, people are outraged. To this day, I still have never had my private data restored.
This is the country that was awarded the FIFA World Cup.