RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan December 12, 2018 FIFA has temporarily suspended the head of Afghanistan’s Football Federation (AFF) over the alleged physical and sexual abuse of players on the country’s women’s football team. The suspension of AFF president Keramuudin Karim applies to all football-related activities at national and international level, and expires in 90 days.
VOA News December 9, 2018 Afghanistan’s attorney general has suspended five officials of the Afghan Football Federation, including the president of the organization, following allegations of sexual abuse against members of the women’s national football team. The suspensions came just days after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani ordered an investigation into the allegations that were first
Tolo News: In reaction to allegations over sexual and physical abuse of some members of Afghanistan National Women’s Football Team, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) on Saturday said they will run a thorough investigation into the claims. After the allegations made over sexual and physical assault on women players at AFF, Khalida Popal, a former player at
The Guardian (UK): Fifa is examining allegations that members of the Afghanistan national women’s team were sexually and physically abused by men from the country’s football federation, including its president, Keramuudin Karim. Khalida Popal, a former head of the women’s football department at the AFF, who was forced to flee the country in 2016 and seek asylum
Ariana: Abdullah, an underage boy who was from Jawzjan’s Darzab district said that IS or Daesh militants have kidnapped and held him at their main stronghold to sexually harass him. He said, there were about 50 children who were being used as sex slaves by Daesh leaders. Some of the displaced residents of Darzab district also
Reuters: Fatima’s Taliban husband was so controlling that he refused to allow her to bathe and threatened to burn her face if she dared wear makeup, suspicious that his 12-year-old Afghan wife was trying to make herself attractive to other men. Click here to read more (external link).
Khaama Press: The Afghan government for the first time finalized a law to criminalize the bullying and sexual abuse of children ‘Bacha Baazi’ late in February this year. This comes as numerous reports emerged during the recent years regarding the worsening situation of the children subjected to abuse and bullying. Click here to read more (external
Daily Mail: The Taliban are using child sex slaves to mount crippling insider attacks on police in Afghanistan by exploiting the pervasive practice of ‘bacha bazi’ – paedophilic boy play – to infiltrate security ranks, say multiple officials and survivors of such assaults. Click here to read more (external link).
Daily Mail: A woman who ran a home for refugees in Sweden is under investigation for sexual offences after two Afghan boys claimed she threatened them with deportation if they refused her advances. The boys, who have not been named, say the woman encouraged them to film her having sex with each of them, according to Eskilstuna Kuriren. The