Afghan pres­i­dent or­ders probe into abuse of fe­male ath­letes

The Myanmar Times - - Sport -

AFGHAN Pres­i­dent Ashraf Ghani has or­dered the at­tor­ney gen­eral’s of­fice to con­duct an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual abuse of fe­male ath­letes.

Tues­day’s state­ment from the pres­i­den­tial palace quotes Ghani as say­ing that any kind of mis­con­duct against ath­letes, male or fe­male, was not ac­cept­able. The devel­op­ment fol­lows a Guardian re­port last Fri­day about cases of sex­ual abuse of Afghan fe­male soc­cer play­ers. Ghani says this was “shock­ing to all Afghans.”

He met with of­fi­cials from the Afghan Na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee, sports­men and sportswomen at the palace on Mon­day night and pledged that author­i­ties would “con­duct a thor­ough in­ves­ti­ga­tion into this.”

At­tor­ney Gen­eral Farid Hamedi says his of­fice has al­ready for­mu­lated a plan for a com­pre­hen­sive and trans­par­ent in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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