Korea: Coach to be probed for abusing disabled

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) plans to investigate alleged abuse of disabled athletes by a coach and violations of their human rights.

The commission announced the plan Tuesday after claims were made that Kim Jin-han, had beaten athletes and thrown equipment at them during the Aug. 29 to Sept. 9 London 2012 Paralympics.

Ji Kwang-min, captain of the national Boccia team filed a complaint with the rights panel last month.

He claimed Kim also beat other Boccia players over the past two years.

The coach also faces allegations of extorting money from his athletes to cover training expenses for the sport.

“The victim is a physically challenged person who needs help, not abuse, for his athletic performance,” the NHRC said.

via Coach to be probed for abusing disabled.

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