CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A refugee soccer player who was detained in Thailand for three months under threat of extradition to Bahrain has come to the Australian capital to shake hands with the.. Seattle Times - Published
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 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..
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A Thai court has ordered the release of a refugee football player after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking his extradition to Bahrain in a case that has drawn worldwide attention.
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Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai says good relations between Thailand and Bahrain helped extricate Thailand from the controversy surrounding the Bahraini extradition request for footballer Hakeem.. Bangkok Post - Published
Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi will not be sent back to Bahrain after Thailand dropped extradition proceedings against him at the Gulf State's request, a prosecutor said on Monday. Firstpost - Published Also reported by •SBS
“Al-Araibi’s case has become a crucial test of world football’s commitment to human rights.” So observed the director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights at Monash University, Sarah Joseph,.. Eurasia Review - Published
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,.. WorldNews - Published
The Bahraini footballer, who has refugee status in Australia, was arrested in November while on honeymoon in Thailand. Bahrain had attempted to extradite him for a crime he claims he didn't commit. Deutsche Welle - Published
MELBOURNE: Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi made a triumphant return to Australia Tuesday, ending a two month ordeal that saw him jailed in Thailand and threatened with forced return to his native.. Bangkok Post - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times
Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi arrived in Australia on Tuesday after Thai authorities withdrew extradition proceedings against him. The 25-year-old travelled to Thailand on his honeymoon and was.. SoccerNews.com - Published Also reported by •SBS
Hakeem al-Araibi had been living in Australia after fleeing Bahrain in 2014 because of what he said was political persecution. He was arrested in Bangkok in November when he arrived for a honeymoon. Wall Street Journal - Published
Thailand on Monday freed jailed refugee Bahraini athlete Hakeem Al Araibi, who has residency status in Australia, after Bahrain abandoned its bid to seek his extradition. - REUTERS Bangkok Post - Published
Shadow foreign minister Penny Wong will ask the Australian Federal Police why a notice went out for al-Araibi's arrest while he was in Thailand. Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning Herald •The Age
Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi will not be sent back to Bahrain after Thailand dropped extradition proceedings against him at the Gulf state's request, a prosecutor said, ending a two-month.. News24 - Published Also reported by •France 24
FIFA has welcomed the news that Hakeem al-Araibi is to be released from prison in Thailand and allowed to return home to Australia. Al-Araibi’s lawyer confirmed to SBS News on Monday that his.. SoccerNews.com - Published