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Refugee soccer player happy he’s now an Australian citizen

Seattle Times Tuesday, 12 March 2019
SYDNEY (AP) — A former Bahraini soccer player and refugee has become an Australian citizen, after a detention in a Thai prison and an extradition request from his homeland raised international concern. Hakeem al-Araiby told reporters he’s “an Aussie now” and is happy to be safe. The 25-year-old soccer player fled Bahrain citing political repression […]
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News video: Hakeem Al-Araibi granted Australian citizenship after time in Thai prison

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VIDEO SHOWS: VARIOUS OF AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER SCOTT MORRISON AND NEW AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN, HAKEEM AL-ARAIBI MEETING; SOUNDBITES OF AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER, SCOTT MORRISON SHOWS: MELBOURNE,

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