AIBA removed from Olympics because of Gafur Cherny's ties with underworld

AIBA removed from Olympics because of Gafur Cherny's ties with underworld
Ded Hasan and Gafur Cherny

In addition, the organization has been accused of financial fraud, dishonest judging, and other violations.

The Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee suspended the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) from participation in the Olympic Games in Japan due to the links of ex-President of the organization, Gafur Rakhimov (Gafur Cherny) with the Brothers’ Circle criminal syndicate, Vesti.kz reports.

In addition, the organization has been accused of financial fraud, dishonest judging, and other violations. 

Rakhimov leaving the presidency of the organization was reported the day before. The association must elect a new head within two days. 

The United States Department of the Treasury accuses Rakhimov of participating in the transnational organized criminal group The Brothers 'Circle. The American authorities believe the members of the organized crime group include Zakhary Kalashov (Shakro Molodoy), Lasha and Kakhaber Shushanashvili, Vasily Khristoforov (Vasya Voskres), and many others. 

Rakhimov himself called the charges against him to be a “frame-up based on politically motivated lies.” “I believe that truth will prevail. Nevertheless, I always said that I would never put myself above boxing, and, as president, I must do everything in my power to serve our sport and our athletes,” the organization’s ex-head said.

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