Syrian human rights organizations call for boycott of FIFA World Cup in Russia

More than 20 humanitarian and human rights organizations in Syria are asking the world’s leading countries to force Moscow to change its policies in Syria by threatening to boycott the World Cup, reports DW.

On the occasion of the seventh anniversary of the beginning of the civil war in Syria, 22 organizations signed an appeal to the authorities of the United States, Germany, France and Britain on Thursday, March 15.

According to the document, Russia will be sent a “clear signal” that it may face “serious consequences” if it does not use its influence on Syrian President Bashar Assad in order to force him to stop bombing.

 British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed that British politicians may not go to the World Cup in Russia if it is proven that Moscow was involved in the poisoning of former intelligence agent Sergei Skripal.

  World Cup, Syria, Russia