AFP: Bahrain Bars Rights Advocate from FIFA Meeting
A Human Rights Watch staffer said Wednesday he was barred from entering Bahrain for the annual Fifa congress in the Gulf state, which restricts access to foreign activists and journalists.
AP: Bahrain Bars Human Rights Watch Staffer from FIFA Event
A Human Rights Watch activist said Wednesday that Bahrain has barred him from entering the tiny island nation for the annual FIFA congress as the kingdom continues a wide-scale crackdown on dissent.
Bahrain Bars German Reporter who Criticized Salman Bin Ibrahim from Entering Country
A German website that the Bahraini authorities have barred German reporter from entering the country to attend the FIFA Congress without mentioning any apparent justification.
Government of Bahrain Welcomes Hosting “FIFA Congress” with Participation of Israeli Delegation
The Government of Bahrain welcomed in a statement on Monday (May 8, 2017) the hosting of the congress of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) which is held in Bahrain with participation of an Israeli delegation.
Bahrain to Receive Israeli Delegation on Thursday, 12 Civil Institutions Express Refusal
The Government of Bahrain is supposed to host an Israeli delegation on Thursday (May 11, 2017) to take part in the FIFA congress meetings.
Malaysia Withdrew from Hosting 2017 FIFA Congress, Bahrain Stepped in, Welcoming the Israelis!
Bahrain has offered to host the next FIFA congress, officially allowing Israelis entry to the country. This move shows that the government just wants to take further steps towards normalization with Tel Aviv.
Bahraini Society Against Normalization: Sports Statute Not More Valuable than Our People’s Blood
Head of the Bahraini Society Against Normalization, Jamal al-Hassan, said that accepting a Zionist delegation to enter Bahrain and normalizing with it on the pretext of hosting the FIFA congress is “totally rejected”.
Bahraini Authorities Agreed on Israeli Delegation Visit to Manama to Take Part in FIFA Congress Meetings
President of the Bahrain Football Association (BFA), Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa stressed that the Israeli Football Association (IFA) will take part in the Congress FIFA meeting that will be held in Bahrain on May 11, 2017.
Bahraini Society Against Normalization Refuses Hosting FIFA Congress in Presence of Israeli Delegates
The Bahraini Society Against Normalization with the Zionist enemy refused to host the FIFA Congress, after Malaysia refused, because two Israelis will be taking part in the event.
Detained Athletes at Jaw Prison Congratulate Infantino after FIFA Election Win & Urge him to Make Effort to Release them
Bahraini athletes imprisoned at Jaw Central Prison congratulated Gianni Infantino on his victory in the FIFA elections.
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.
German Leading Newspapers: Al Khalifa Autocrat to Clean FIFA up
Several European newspapers launched severe attacks against the member of the ruling family in Bahrain, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, who is considered to be the prominent candidate for FIFA presidency, in the exceptional elections held in Zurich, Switzerland.
British MP Calls on FIFA to Publish Salman bin Ebrahim’s Integrity Checks
International Business Times said that FIFA is facing calls to publish the "integrity checks" it carried out on its presidential candidates after the front runner was once again accused of doing nothing to protect players and coaches involved in 2011's anti-government protests in Bahrain.
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.
English FA Doubts Salman Al Khalifa: Not Far from Violations against Athletes in Bahrain
The English Football Association chairman Greg Dyke criticized Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa’s candidacy for FIFA over probably being involved in human rights violations in Bahrain.
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.”
Salman Al Khalifa Says he Ran for FIFA President to Heed Football Community Calls
Bahrain Mirror: The President of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and Vice President of the International Football Federation (FIFA) Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa announced on Monday (October 26, 2015) that he submitted an official application to run for FIFA presidency in the elections set to be held at the extraordinary meeting of the federation's General Assembly in Zurich, Switzerland, on February 26.