AI asks Nadal to speak clearly about human rights in Saudi Arabia | video

Organization Amnesty International called on the Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal use your new role as Ambassador of the Saudi Tennis Federation as a platform for Let’s talk about the human rights situation in the Asian country.

Nadal, 37 years old, took this position as part of a “long-term commitment The Saudi Tennis Federation will help develop the sport and inspire a new generation of athletesin the Gulf Kingdom.

Winner of 22 tournament titles grand slamfor his part, he stated that he wanted contribute to the further development of sports around the worldAnd “The country has real potential”in the capital of which, Riyadh will also open an academy.

Amnesty International, human rights organization wants jThe Balearic player is now using his new position ask questions andinfluence the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia.

“Rafa Nadal’s new role is nothing less than “The latest chapter in the relentless operation to launder Saudi Arabia’s sporting image.”said Amnesty International’s director of economic affairs in the UK, Peter Frankenthal.

The manager recalled that “from tennis to football, golf and boxing Saudi Arabia has spent billions in his efforts to rebrand the country as a sporting superpower and to divert attention from the dire human rights situation.”

Like other sports stars with high-paying jobs in Saudi Arabia, we encourage Nadal to speak out about the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia, offering an important message of solidarity with the country’s jailed human rights defenders.

(according to information from Europe Press)

Source: Aristegui Noticias