French judges launch probe into kidnap, torture allegations against Qatari president of PSG

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Wed, 2023-03-01 17:15

LONDON: The Qatari president of football club Paris Saint-Germain, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, is being investigated by French authorities over allegations that he oversaw the kidnapping and torture of a man who threatened to release compromising sex tapes gathered from his personal phone, The Daily Telegraph reported.

Tayeb Benabderrahmane, a French Algerian lobbyist, claimed to have been detained in Qatar in 2020 for possessing “sensitive” documents, as well as a personal phone belonging to Al-Khelaifi that allegedly contained sex tapes.

French L1 football club Paris Saint-Germain’s President Nasser Al-Khelaifi attends a press conference in Paris. (File/AFP)
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