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Letter to the President of FIFA Re: Egypt’s Hosting of 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations

January 22, 2018  Mr. Gianni Infantino President, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) FIFA-Strasse 20 P.O. Box 8044 Zurich, Switzerland  Re: Egypt’s hosting of 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations and FIFA’s Human Rights Policy   Dear President Infantino,   We are writing to urge you to use FIFA’s leverage with the Egyptian authorities to push back against a vicious anti-gay campaign which could compromise the safety of athletes and spectators attending the 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations which Egypt will host.   In Egypt, since September 22, security forces have relentlessly tracked…

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