Whether he is an athlete, socialite or politician…Today is judgment day…Bahrain is an island and there is no escape. All evidence that the author has investigated points to the fact that the BOC has always been and remains run by members of the ruling Bahrain political, military and royal family, the Al-Khalifas since its formation in As of early , the BOC website did not list their board members, as the links were broken or removed and by mid the entire website was and remains at the time writing under construction As noted in the cases of India and Kenya, the IOC intervened when political or other government bodies interfered with domestic Olympic affairs.
These connections between the state sports entity and the NOC has been targeted by the IOC in several countries including Kuwait, Kenya, and India because it equates to government interference in sport. Yet in Bahrain it remains unchecked by the IOC. While Mr. Hakeem Al-Araibi is now safely back in Australia, his case is evidence that the events of the Arab Spring and interconnectedness of sport, politics, military and royalty in Bahrain continue into arguably in violation of Olympic and international law.
Al-Araibi is a former international football player from Bahrain. They beat my legs very hard, I couldn't walk from the pain. He has continued to speak out 33 against members of the Al-Khalifa family, in particular Sheik Salman. Under international law, refugees are given extra protections.
They cannot be refouled, returned to the country from which they fled persecution Art. Yet Mr. Al-Araibi, a refugee, was unlawfully arrested subject to a Bahrain red notice 34 and held for 77 days in detention in Thailand 35 facing unlawful refoulement to the country he fled before being freed.
The IOC arguably has obligations to uphold international law 36 more broadly given its status as Official Observer of the United Nations. In October , before Mr. All members of the Olympic Movement, particularly…the National Olympic Committees, will strive to promote respect for these rights and responsibilities.
Practise sport and compete without being subject to discrimination on the basis of…religion…political or other opinion, national or social origin…or other immutable status. The protection of mental and physical health, including a safe competition and training environment and protection from abuse and harassment. Due process, including the right to a fair hearing within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial panel, the right to request a public hearing and the right to an effective remedy.
Al-Araibi has the right to practice sport without being targeted by the Bahrain government for his religious and political beliefs.
He has the right not to be tortured and then to speak about his torture and detention. He also has a right to a fair hearing, which relates to Mr. The court that ruled on Mr. The lack of autonomy of the BOC from the rest of the leadership is the exact type of interconnectedness that the IOC has penalized in other countries. The Fundamental Principles of Olympism incorporate human rights, ethical, and non-discrimination language,.
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