Red card for Chech­nya

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - WORLD -

FIFA ap­proved Chech­nya as a World Cup base for Egypt and im­me­di­ately met calls on Fri­day to re­verse its de­ci­sion in the face of charges of hu­man rights vi­o­la­tions by the re­gion’s strong­man leader.

“Fifa’s de­ci­sion to use Grozny for a World Cup team camp is shock­ing and ou­tra­geous,” Hu­man Rights Watch as­so­ciate di­rec­tor Jane Buchanan said. “Fifa should re­verse their de­ci­sion and move the train­ing camp to an­other city.”

The Fare Net­work, a foot­ball anti-dis­crim­i­na­tion group, also said Chech­nya should not be used.

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