Australian Refugee Football Player Hakeem al-Araibi Free after Bahrain Drops Extradition Request

The Criminal Court has freed refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi after Bahrain dropped its extradition request, a public prosecutor said on Monday

Australian Refugee Football Player Hakeem al-Araibi Free after Bahrain Drops Extradition Request

  BANGKOK – Australian Refugee football player Hakeem al-Araibi left Thailand on Tuesday after Bangkok dropped extradition proceedings against him at Bahrain’s request, ending a two-month detention ordeal that stirred global outcry. Araibi, 25, a former Bahraini national youth team player, was granted refugee status in Australia after fleeing charges in the oil-rich kingdom connected […]

Australian Refugee Football Player Faces Deportation after Arrest in Thailand

Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, the director of Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, said: “Interpol has violated its obligations, as Hakeem holds refugee status and returning him to Bahrain puts him at significant risk of torture and imprisonment.

Australian Refugee Football Player Faces Deportation after Arrest in Thailand

  BANGKOK – A refugee football player who lives in Australia has been detained in Thailand and is facing deportation back to the country he fled from, where he fears violence and persecution. Hakeem Al-Araibi told Guardian Australia he was arrested on an Interpol red notice for his conviction over an act of vandalism in […]