Amnesty urges F1 against 'sportswashing' Saudi human rights abuses

Amnesty International has urged the commercial rights holder for the 2021 Saudi Arabian Formula 1 Grand Prix against “sportswashing” the kingdom’s human rights record.The rights watchdog’s statement followed the release of a 2021 provisional calendar on Monday in which F1 organisers had earmarked a race in Jeddah.”Formula 1 should realise that a Saudi Grand Prix in 2021 would be part of ongoing efforts to sportswash the country’s abysmal human rights record,” said Felix Jakens, Amnesty International UK’s head of campaigns.”The failed attempt to buy Newcastle United obviously hasn’t deterred th…

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