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Allegations on Sexual Abuse of Female Athletes to be Investigated, President Ghani

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Wednesday December 5, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with head of National Olympic Committee (NOC) and a number of athletes at the Gul Khana Palace on Tuesday.
According to BNA report, at the outset, reporting about recent achievements of Afghan athletes in international grounds, NOC head Hafizullah Wali Rahimi added that Nesar Ahmad Abdul Rahimzai has received the first medal of the World Youth Olympic, as well as Ms. Samira Asghari could get the permanent membership of World Olympic Committee. World Olympic Committee has assisted $100,000 for a wrestling club in western part of Kabul where has recently been destroyed in a terrorists attack. The amount would be distributed to those affected during the incident, Rahimi added. Appreciating Afghan athletes’ achievements, the President congratulated winning the first medal of World Youth Olympic to the country’s sport society. Pointing at international media reports on sexual abuse allegations against Afghan athlete girls, the President said the reports were shocking and no misbehavior is tolerable against athletes. President Ghani instructed the Attorney General Office (AGO) to conduct a thorough investigation into the issue. Afterwards, the country’s Attorney General Mohammad Farid Hamidi said that rule of law defended the people’s honor, adding a delegation has already started its work in this respect. He added the report’s primary results would be shared with the people of Afghanistan at its earliest.

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