Amnesty: Don’t let Azerbaijan hide its human rights abuses behind football

Amnesty International has increased the pressure on European football’s governing body UEFA by saying Azerbaijan must not be allowed to “sportswash its appalling human rights record” by staging high-profile football matches.

Baku’s Olympic Stadium is hosting the Europa League final between Arsenal and Chelsea next Wednesday and is also the venue for four games in next year’s European Championship.

But the decision to stage the Europa League showpiece...
source: The Northern Echo

2019-05-22 14:26
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