Australia’s Interpol Alerted Thailand to Arrival of Refugee Bahrain Football Player

Al-Araibi, a Bahraini refugee who lives in Australia as a permanent resident, was arrested on arrival at Bangkok on the evening of 27 November, on the basis of a red notice.

Australia’s Interpol Alerted Thailand to Arrival of Refugee Bahrain Football Player

  BANGKOK  – Australia’s Department of Home Affairs has confirmed it was the Australian bureau of Interpol that alerted Thailand to the arrival of Hakeem Al-Araibi but has not explained how an Interpol red notice came to be issued against the refugee in the first place. The timeline of Al-Araibi’s travel, Bahrain’s actions and the […]

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 […]