FIFA candidate Salman signs amended human rights pledge


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  • Friday, 12 Feb 2016

FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa attends an interview with Reuters in Panama City, Panama, January 8, 2016. REUTERS/Rafael Ibarra/Files

(Reuters) - FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has signed an amended version of an Amnesty International pledge to end human rights abuses and corruption in the sport should he win election to soccer's top job later this month.

The Asian Football Confederation president changed the wording of the motion, agreed with Human Rights Watch and other NGOs, and sent to all five candidates vying to succeed Sepp Blatter in the Feb. 26 vote.

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