Rohingya footballers plead for release of fellow refugee Hakeem al-Araibi – and lament the ‘hypocrisy’ of their plight
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 A group of football-loving Rohingya refugees have called on relevant authorities to free Hakeem al-Araibi – a Bahraini refugee who plays football – while at the same time slamming the “hypocrisy” that sees their people displaced and stateless. Highlighting the case of Saudi Arabian Rahaf al-Qunun, who was granted asylum in Canada after she fled to Bangkok in fear of her life, Arakan Times Rohingya Football Club director Mohammed Faruk said he hoped the world can unite to...
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..
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..
Reuters reports Thailand on Monday freed a jailed refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia, after Bahrain abandoned its bid to seek his extradition, and immigration officials said..
A convoy of immigration vehicles, believed to be carrying Hakeem Al Araibi, leaves the Bangkok remand prison shortly after state prosecutors announced Bahrain had dropped its request to extradite the..
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... WorldNews Also reported by •SBS •Eurasia Review •BBC News