Human Legal rights Watch Criticises Sheikh Salman’s FIFA Bid
Worldwide non-governmental organisation Human Legal rights Watch has strongly condemned Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim al-Khalifa’s candidacy to get the following president of FIFA.
The Bahraini formally joined the race to exchange outgoing president Sepp Blatter in front of Monday’s deadline for submissions.
Sheikh Salman formerly backed Michel Platini’s bid however the UEFA president remains provisionally suspended from FIFA for 3 months together with Blatter with regards to an alleged “disloyal payment” which has tossed world football’s governing body right into a condition of flux.
As part of Bahrain’s royal family that’s been regularly criticised by human legal rights groups for that regime’s oppression of professional-democratic demonstrations and alleged utilization of torture, Human Legal rights Watch cautioned that Sheikh Salman can’t be considered the unifying figure to influence FIFA through its latest troubled period.
“The election of part of Bahrain’s royal family towards the FIFA presidency is only going to further tarnish the organisation’s image,” read an announcement provided by Nicholas McGeehan, the Bahrain, Qatar and Uae investigator at Human Legal rights Watch.
“This is much more serious than bungs and brown envelopes. Bahrain’s ruling Al Khalifa family members have presided on the bloody attack and it is security forces have committed terrible abuses against anybody who criticises their rule.
“FIFA people need to look lengthy and difficult in the Al Khalifas’ utilization of torture and allegations that Sheikh Salman unsuccessful to safeguard footballers from abuses, and get themselves if this sounds like a household they would like to represent them in the greatest level.”
Sheikh Salman joins former FIFA executive Jerome Champagne, UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino and Liberia Football Association chief Musa Bility being an official candidate to achieve success Blatter.
The poll is scheduled to occur on Feb 26.