Russia Accuses US of Illegal Overreach With FIFA Corruption Indictments

Russia on Wednesday accused the United States of illegally applying its legal force “far beyond its borders” following the US indictment against Fifa officials and their arrests in Zurich.
The awarding of the 2018 World Cup to Russia forms part of one of the two corruption investigations launched on Wednesday.
“Without going into the details of the accusations ... this is clearly another case of illegal exterritorial use of US law,” said a statement on the website of the Russian foreign ministry.
“We hope that this will not in any way be used to cast a shadow on the international football organisation as a whole and its decisions.
“Once again we are calling on Washington to stop attempts to make justice far beyond its borders using its legal norms and to follow the generally accepted international legal procedures,” it said.



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