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Amnesty International urges Spanish clubs to take a stand in Saudi Arabia

Amnesty International is urging Spanish clubs to take a stand over women's rights and equality issues in Saudi Arabia Lebanon, news ,lbci ,أخبار Saudi Arabia, Clubs, Spanish,Amnesty International,Amnesty International is urging Spanish clubs to take a stand over women's rights and equality issues in Saudi Arabia
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Amnesty International urges Spanish clubs to take a stand in Saudi Arabia
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Amnesty International is calling on the four clubs involved in the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia this week to take a stand over women's rights and equality issues.
 
Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao will compete in the revamped Super Cup in the Saudi capital Riyadh from Jan. 12-16 after the Spanish FA agreed a contract with the Saudis until 2029 that will earn the governing body 30 million euros ($34 million) a year.
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The human rights organization has sent the clubs and the Spanish soccer federation purple armbands and asked the team captains to wear them during the tournament as a show of solidarity.
 
"We are asking your organization to honor its commitments and responsibilities to human rights," Amnesty urged the clubs in a letter sent last week and seen by Reuters.
 
"Your club has an opportunity to take advantage of the tournament to make human rights concerns visible in Saudi Arabia. We invite your captain to wear the armband either during matches, or at events around the tournament such as press conferences, training sessions and other public exhibition spaces, including social media."
 
The clubs have not yet responded to Amnesty's letter, the human rights body said. Reuters has contacted the clubs for comment.
 
 
REUTERS
 
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