After U.S. pressure, Afghanistan frees activists who exposed sex abuse - Reuters
A "culture of abuse" continues to thrive at Afghanistan's soccer federation because of world soccer governing body FIFA's "apparent inaction" in a sexual abuse scandal involving female Afghan players, according to the national women's team coach. At least five Afghan players accused him of repeated sexual abuse in But in their letter, sent to FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Lindsey and Popal said that several other individuals were directly or indirectly linked to the case have not been disciplined or fined. The two also criticized FIFA for allegedly asking the women to gather more evidence in the case, instead of sending their own investigators. FIFA said it would answer the letter "shortly," adding that it was "carefully looking into allegations that have been made against additional persons. We provide what many people cannot get locally: uncensored news, responsible discussion, and open debate. Search Search.
Afghan presidential palace rocked by sex harassment allegations
KABUL Reuters - Afghanistan on Wednesday released two civil society activists arrested after exposing alleged sexual abuse of hundreds of school children, following pressure from the United States and international human rights groups. The Guardian newspaper reported earlier this month that a pedophile ring was involved in abuses of at least boys from six schools in Logar province, south of the capital Kabul. Mohammad Musa, a leading rights activist who was investigating the case and quoted by the newspaper, was detained by National Directorate of Security NDS personnel along with his colleague Ehsanullah Hamidi last week on the way to Kabul. A senior Afghan government official overseeing the case said Musa and Hamidi had been released and handed over to the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission on Wednesday.