Amnesty International (AI) has requested a meeting with the Premier League to discuss the policies of acceptance of owners in the competition after the sale of the Newcastle United.
The English club has been acquired by a Saudi fund linked to the country’s government, questioned for its crimes against human rights such as the dismemberment of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi embassy in Istanbul.
The president of International Amnesty at United Kingdom, Sacha Deshmukh, has written to the executive president of the Premier, Richard Masters, requesting a meeting to discuss changes in the policies of the owners and presidents of the competition.
“The way the Premier League It has allowed this agreement to open up many questions about image washing in sport, human rights and integrity in English football, “said Deshmukh.
“How can it be right that the current policies of the Premier League say nothing about human rights? Soccer is a global sport that needs to update its rules to prevent those implicated in human rights violations from buying their way into English soccer, “he added.
As explained by the Premier League, received “judicial guarantees” that Saudi Arabia He will not control the club, so he was able to give the green light to the operation.
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