Egypt soccer star Mohamed Salah has been criticized after accompanying Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov to a Gronzy, Russia, stadium where Salah and the rest of his teammates were training for the World Cup on Sunday.
While there, Salah and Kadyrov posed for photos in front of thousands of cheering fans.
“This is Kadyrov trying to capitalize on Chechnya being a team base to boost his own profile; it was 100% predictable,” said Rachel Denber, the Human Rights Watch deputy director for Europe and central Asia.
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