Joint Letter to the President of the International Federation of Football Associations - WSN | Human Rights and the Will to be free |

CC: Asian Football Confederation (AFC)

Subject: Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa’s nomination for Chairman of the AFC

We are writing this letter to urge you to reconsider nominating Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa for the position of the AFC Chairman and the position of membership of the executive office of FIFA in the next due election on 2 May, 2013. We hope that you bear in mind the sublime principles of sport and fair play that respect basic human rights and to distance all violators of human rights from reaching prestigious sport positions in order to embellish their notorious image.

Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa is involved in human rights violations with the assistance of his office and consultants against players, administrators, referees and clubs who participated in the democracy protests in February 2011. We would like to bring to your kind attention the most important acts of revenge carried out by Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa against groups that are affiliated with football. ...