Publish dateWednesday 15 July 2020 - 15:02
Story Code : 214621
CAS confirms life ban on former Afghan football chief Keramuddin Karim
A life ban imposed by FIFA on former president of the Afghanistan Football Federation, Keramuddin Karim, has been upheld by the Court Arbitration for Sport.
Karim was banned from football for life last June and fined 1 million Swiss francs ($1.07 million) after FIFA’s ethic committee found him guilty of abusing his position and sexually abusing female players.
CAS on Tuesday confirmed FIFA’s decision and said that Karim’s offences “violated basic human rights and damaged the mental and physical integrity of young female players, destroying their careers and lives.”
FIFA welcomed the ruling by CAS.
"In a case of unprecedented gravity, CAS has confirmed the importance of FIFA's zero tolerance policy against physical, mental and sexual abuses at all levels of football, as well as the adequacy of the strongest sanctions in such cases," FIFA said in a statement on Tuesday.
“FIFA commends the bravery of those victims who, under dreadful personal circumstances in their home country, have come forward and allowed for justice to be served.
“We trust that their example will encourage other victims and survivors of such terrible circumstances to report them in the future, knowing that they can count on FIFA’s support at all times.”
Source : Afghan Voce Agency(AVA)
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