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Russia: FIFA Investigator is Persona Non Grata

  • ESPN FC, Friday, October 4, 2013 3:43 PM

Russia has said it will not allow Michael Garcia, FIFA’s chief investigator who is touring all countries involved in the most recent World Cup bidding process, into its border because he is on a “Guantanamo List” issued in a human rights dispute between Russia and the USA. Garcia is barred from the country for his part in prosecuting Viktor Bout, who is serving a 25-year prison sentence in the USA after being convicted of conspiracy to kill American citizens and officials by smuggling arms to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. 

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