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Amnesty International criticizes Premier League after Saudi family buys Newcastle

Amnesty International criticizes Premier League after Saudi family buys Newcastle

Amnesty International has asked the Premier League to "reconsider its human rights standards" after the Saudi family was allowed to buy Newcastle. A Saudi public investment fund has raised 300 million pounds to acquire the club's shares from the Premiership.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman already owns 80% of Newcastle.

Saudi Arabia's heir to the throne, Mohammed bin Salman, has ordered the assassination of Washington Post journalist Jamal Hashoghi, according to a US intelligence report.

The human rights organization Amnesty International said that the deal for Newcastle was an attempt "to clear the Saudi family's image through football."

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