Bahraini Refugee Hakeem Al Araibi Arrives Home To Australia After Thai Detention
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 () Seventy-seven days after he was arrested in Thailand on an Interpol red notice, Bahraini refugee footballer Hakeem Al Araibi received a hero's welcome on Tuesday morning after he arrived in Melbourne, Australia, according to Reuters. Araibi's detention ignited global condemnation and a campaign to free him from the Thai prison which held him for two months at Bahrain's request. The 25-year-old fled his home country in 2014 and received refugee status in Australia, but authorities in Bahrain accused Araibi of crimes carried out during the Arab Spring protests of 2011; a charge he denies. “Australia is my country. I don’t have citizenship yet, but my country is Australia ... I love...
FIFA president Gianni Infantino defended world soccer's governing body over its perceived lack of action in the case of refugee Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al Araibi, saying it had been working behind..
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Reuters reports 25 year old Hakeem Al Araibi,who fled Bahrain in 2014 and received refugee status in Australia, was released from prison in Bangkok on Monday. Authorities in Bahrain accused Araibi of..
The Latest on the release of Bahraini soccer player with refugee status in Australia who was released from Thai detention after extradition request was withdrawn... FOXNews.com Also reported by •Bangkok Post