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Refugee Bahraini footballer boards plane leaving Thailand for Australia: Reuters witness

Reuters Monday, 11 February 2019
A refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia boarded a plane in Thailand early on Tuesday that would fly directly to Melbourne, where he has lived since 2014 and plays for a local football club.
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News video: Thailand releases Refugee Bahraini Footballer

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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 he was immediately driven to the airport. 25 year old Hakeem Al Araibi fled Bahrain in 2014 and...

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