Qatar frees detained British rights researchers

September 9, 2014 6:28 PM

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DOHA, Qatar -- Two Britons detained in Qatar while researching migrant worker issues in the Gulf state that is due to host the 2022 World Cup have been released, the rights group that employs them said Tuesday.

Researcher Krishna Upadhyaya, 52, and photographer Ghimire Gundev, 36, went missing in the Qatari capital of Doha on Aug. 31 as they were preparing to leave the country. Qatari authorities confirmed Saturday they were arrested for unspecified violations of Qatari law.

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