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RSS FeedsMorocco masks homosexuality ban in World Cup bid submission
(WorldNews Mexico)

 
 

17 april 2018 02:10:06

 
Morocco masks homosexuality ban in World Cup bid submission
(WorldNews Mexico)
 




A FIFA task force arrived in Morocco on Monday to inspect a World Cup bid that obscures one potential impediment to hosting the 2026 soccer showpiece: Homosexuality is a criminal offense in the north African country. An Associated Press review of 483 pages of documents submitted to FIFA found Morocco failed to declare its anti-LGBT law as a risk factor and provide a remedy, appearing to flout stringent new bidding requirements. “Morocco’s human rights report presented to the FIFA is an intentional silence on an issue that Morocco knows too well is a crime on its soil,” Ahmed El Haij, president of the Moroccan Association for Human Rights, told the AP. “It is evident...
 
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