Posted on 12/6/2022 4:58 PM / Updated on 12/6/2022 5:18 PM
The arrest of comedian Fábio Rabin, which took place on Monday (12/5) at the stadium where the Brazilian national team faced South Korea, became a matter for the highest-ranking sector of the government of Qatar. After the comedian was reported live on Instagram and reports that he was threatened with a gun by Qatari police, the Supreme Committee of the Qatari government contacted the Brazilian embassy in Doha to talk about what happened.
According to wow, the Qatari government wanted to know if Fábio filed a formal complaint about the case. The embassy denied it and, as a result, the government decided not to comment on the case. To Correio, Itamaraty, in contact with the Brazilian Embassy in Doha, stated that “it is aware of the case and remains available to provide the appropriate assistance to the Brazilian national, in accordance with the international treaties in force and with the local legislation”.
When asked if Fábio had made a formal complaint at the embassy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRE) informed that “it will not be able to provide specific data on individual cases of assistance to Brazilian citizens”, due to the privacy of data provided by law.
Before Brazil’s game on Monday, Fábio, who is in Qatar, was arrested for being drunk during a “warming up” of the Brazilian fans, a serious infraction against the law of the country, which, in the World Cup, only allows the use of alcohol in specific locations — stadiums, however, are not one of those places. The comedian was taken by the police to a place where offenders of this type of crime are gathered, known as the “tenant of sobriety”.
There, Fábio began to broadcast a live on Instagram where he told the situation and said he felt threatened. He was interrupted by a police officer and turned off the broadcast. He was rescued by a UOL reporter, Adriano Wilkson, who is in the country and heard about the case. Adriano said Fábio was in a panic and was unable to communicate with the police. The journalist said that the comedian was with him and the police asked him to “get him out of there”.
“I found Rabin surrounded by three or four policemen, they were talking and Rabin was crying a lot, saying that he didn’t know what to do, that he was desperate. I said that I knew Rabin and the policemen said that they had to get him out of there. He was very upset, saying he was scared, and we walked to the subway,” Wilkson told the wow🇧🇷
At that moment, Fábio made a new transmission, in tears, where he said that he was free and that he thought “that he would never see my daughter again”. He also made several accusations against the police and the approach taken by the corporation.
“I’m glad I’m not dead. I swear to God. I was locked in a room with these guys. .
According to the journalist of wow, after dropping Fábio off at the hotel, he discovered that the sobriety tent is an improvised place “where the police take fans who are drunk until they are drunk”. The tactic is part of a softening of Qatari law, which, in common times, applies a prison sentence of up to six months and/or a fine of 3,000 Qatari reais (the equivalent of R 4,500) to anyone found drunk. on public road.
O Mail contacted the Itamaraty and the Brazilian embassy in Doha, but did not receive a response until the last update of this article. The space remains open for any demonstrations.
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