Rubiales' mother discharged from hospital amid hunger strike

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The mother of the Spain Football Federation's suspended chief Luis Rubiales has been discharged from hospital after being admitted hours earlier due to various physical problems caused during her hunger strike.

Ángeles Béjar, who started a hunger strike in support of her son on Monday, was taken to a local hospital on Wednesday after feeling tired and stressed out, a local priest said.

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However, she was discharged later that evening after her son paid her a visit and both left the hospital at 11.30 p.m. local Spanish time.

Béjar had locked herself in a church in her hometown of Motril in southern Spain to protest the treatment of her son the aftermath of Rubiales' unsolicited kissing of World Cup winner Jenni Hermoso, which led to his suspension by FIFA on Saturday.

Béjar was taken to the Santa Ana hospital in Motril on Wednesday evening, the priest, who identified himself as Father Antonio, told reporters without elaborating. The Santa Ana Hospital would not confirm if Béjar was admitted.

Rubiales was handed a provisional 90-day suspension from all football-related activities by FIFA on Friday -- while Spain's Supreme Sports Council is also seeking to have him removed from office -- over his behaviour after Spain's Women's World Cup final win, including his unsolicited kiss on Hermoso.

Rubiales has refused to resign, insisting that the kiss was consensual -- a claim denied by the player -- and threatening legal action against Hermoso and her union, Futpro.

Spain prosecutors said they have opened a preliminary sexual abuse investigation.