Zurich – Switzerland, August 23, 2012: The chairman of the Adjudicatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee, Hans-Joachim Eckert, after having invited Mr Bin Hammam to submit a written statement, confirmed the provisional measures imposed on Mohamed bin Hammam.
The decision was taken following the procedure stipulated in art. 84 par. 2 of the FIFA Code of Ethics. On 26 July 2012, at the request of the Chairman of the Investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, Michael J. Garcia, the chairman of the Adjudicatory Chamber had provisionally banned Mohamed bin Hammam from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level for a period of a maximum of 90 days on the basis of art. 83 par. 1 of the FIFA Code of Ethics.
In addition, the Chairman of the Appeal Committee, Larry Mussenden, rejected the appeal lodged against the decision on the provisional measures imposed on Mohamed bin Hammam on 26 July 2012. The Deputy Chairman of the Appeal Committee, Ahmad (given the fact that the Chairman of the Appeal Committee declined to participate from that case due to the fact that he had already dealt with the case under different circumstances in relation to the previous appeal) rejected the appeal lodged against the decision of the Chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee extending the provisional suspension imposed by the Chairman of the AFC Disciplinary Committee on Mohamed bin Hammam. —- FIFA/Image © Foto-net