Despite HR Org. Objections, Salman bin Ebrahim to Become AFC President with Qatari Support
Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa will govern Asian football for another four years after his final challenger for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) presidency withdrew his candidacy on Thursday.
Sheikh Salman to stand unopposed in AFC presidential election
Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa will govern Asian soccer for another four years after his final challenger for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) presidency withdrew his candidacy on Thursday.
Sheikh Salman May Become AFC President after Withdrawal of UAE Rival
A sports website reported that the official from the United Arab Emirates, Mohammed Khalfan Al-Romaithi, was on the verge of pulling out on Sunday (March 17) after he withdrew funding for his bid following the decision by the 12 members of the ASEAN Football Federation, including Australia, to publicly back Sheikh Salman.
Hakeem Al-Araibi Denounces Australian Support to Salman Al Khalifa in his Candidacy for AFC Presidency
Football player Hakeem Al-Araibi condemned Australia's support for the re-election of Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa.
Craig Foster: Australia’s Support for Re-election of AFC President Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa “Sickening”
Former Socceroo Craig Foster has described as "sickening" the support of Australia for the re-election of Asian Football Confederation President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa.
Craig Foster: Man who Defeated Diplomacy of Torture Country in Gulf
Australia’s meaning to Bahrainis has changed forever, and of course in the heart of Hakeem Al-Araibi, who said upon his return "I will be strong for Australia. I love Australia. It is my country".
Australian Captain Craig Foster Criticizes FIFA: I Informed them about Political Danger on Al-Araibi ..It’s Time for Infantino to do his Job
The Australian captain Craig Foster criticized FIFA's response on Hakeem Al-Araibi case.
Bahrain Interior Minister Comes to the Rescue of AFC President Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa
The case of Bahraini football player Hakeem Al-Araibi, who is held in Thailand, caused the Government of Bahrain a severe headache.
HRW: Thailand Must Release Hakeem Al-Araibi
Thailand's government should immediately release the refugee football player Hakeem Al-Araibi and let him return to his wife and team in Australia, Human Rights Watch said yesterday in announcing a campaign for his freedom.
GIDHR: Judiciary Verdicts Serious Indication on What Awaits Al-Araibi if Extradited to Bahrain
The Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) issued a statement saying that Hakeem Al-Araibi is one step away from being handed over to Bahrain which he fled.
Activists Urge Asia football Chief Sheikh Salman to Resign as AFC Admits “Conflict of Interest”
Activists have called for Asia's football chief, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, to resign after the body admitted for the first time that the Bahraini royal family member has a "conflict of interest" in regard to his jailed compatriot, Hakeem Al-Araibi, South China Morning Post newspaper reported.
Before Heading to Switzerland to Meet FIFA Representative: Australian Football Player Craig Foster Says Football Community before Politics Costs Player’s Life
Australian football player and analyst Craig Foster said that he demanded a meeting with FIFA administration on Monday.
Australian Football Player Craig Foster Calls to Support Hakeem Al-Araibi, Hold Account AFC in case Al-Araibi is Extradited to Bahrain
Australian football player Craig Foster said in a tweet that "Day [yesterday] 38 of detention for Hakeem Al-Araibi," urging to write to president of FIFA, president of Asian Football Confederation, Prime Minister of Thailand, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, Prime Minister of Australia and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia to support Al-Araibi's case.
Torturer Loses: FIFA Tells Salman Al Khalifa “Bye Bye”
The Bahraini FIFA presidential candidate, Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, lost to the Swiss Gianni Infantino in the FIFA elections that took place in the Switzerland’s Zurich on Friday (February 27, 2016).
New York Times: Shadow of Human Rights Abuse Follows Contender in FIFA Vote
As the organization that governs global soccer gathers this week to choose a new president, a leading contender risks stirring up another source of controversy for the sport: human rights, reports the New York Times.
Reuters: FIFA Candidate Salman Denies British MP's Allegations
Bahrain Mirror (Reuters): British Member of Parliament Damian Collins used parliamentary privilege on Tuesday to accuse FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of taking development project funds to finance an election bid.
Germany Follow UK's Suit: We'll not Vote for Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Days after the English Football Association criticized Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa's candidacy, the German Football Association announced that it will not vote for Salman over involvement in violating human rights of athletes in 2011.
German Bild Newspaper: Sheikh of Torture Salman bin Ibrahim Wants to Become FIFA President
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): The German Bild newspaper mocked the Bahraini Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim's announcement to run for FIFA presidency, over suspicions of his involvement in the torture of a number of athletes in a campaign launched by the Bahraini regime against protestors in 2011.
HRW Director on Salman bin Ebrahim’s Nomination: Can Fifa Stoop Any Lower?
Bahrain Mirror: The executive director of Human Rights Watch, Kenneth Roth, said to the IBT (International Business Times) that “Fifa will sink even lower than its nadir under Blatter if it elects Salman.”