New Delhi: Suspended for flunking a dope test, wrestler Reena will be handed a life ban if she fails to pay half of the Rs 16 lakh penalty, which the Wrestling Federation of India is bound to give to sport’s governing body for the offence. For every doping offence by its wrestlers, the national federation has to pay Rs 16 lakh to the United World Wrestling (UWW). In yet another embarrassing doping episode for Indian wrestling, U-23 Asian Championship silver medallist Reena has been handed a provisional suspension for failing a dope test during the event in March. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach ArunThe WFI is now waiting for outcome of the final hearing, to be conducted by NADA here soon, and it has been learnt that the wrestler will be asked to pay Rs 8 lakh if she fails to come out clean. The WFI last year paid Rs 32 lakh in penalties to UWW for two doping offences committed by Jatin and Manish. They have already been handed life bans for failing to share the penalty with WFI. “Why should the national federation pay the price for wrestler’s mistake all the time. We paid Rs 32 lakh penalty to UWW last year and in all likely-hood we will have to cough up another Rs 16 lakh. Reena will be asked to share the amount and if she fails to do that, she will also be banned for life,” said a WFI official, who did not wish to be named. “Jatin and Manish were banned for two years, as is the norm in junior wrestling, but they were handed life bans by WFI because they did not share half of the penalty,” added the official. Jatin (69kg) had won a gold in the Cadet Asian Championship in 2016 while Manish (50kg) was a bronze medallist at Junior Greco Roman championship in 2017.
15 April 2011The United Nations human rights chief today condemned a recent Iraqi military operation in a camp north of Baghdad that left 34 people dead and dozens injured, and called for an independent inquiry into the incident. Navi Pillay, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, said full details of what actually happened on the morning of 8 April at Camp Ashraf, which houses an Iranian exile group known as the People’s Mojahedeen of Iran, are only beginning to emerge.“But it now seems certain that at least 34 people were killed in Camp Ashraf, including seven or more women. Most were shot, and some appear to have been crushed to death, presumably by vehicles,” she stated in a news release.Ms. Pillay noted that the Iraqi military was well aware of the risks attached to launching an operation like this at the camp. A similar operation by Iraqi security forces in 2009 left 11 people dead and dozens wounded at Ashraf.“There is no possible excuse for this number of casualties,” she said, referring to the latest incident.“There must be a full, independent and transparent inquiry, and any person found responsible for use of excessive force should be prosecuted.” The High Commissioner also called on other governments to urgently consider resettlement to third countries to help provide long-term solutions for the residents of the camp.“I am well aware that this is a contentious group, with a complicated history, but leaving them to fester in Camp Ashraf was never going to be a solution,” she stated.“Clearly, since they are unable to go back to Iran, and are in danger in Iraq, the solution is most likely to involve moving them to third countries.”