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Hakeem Al-Araibi arrives in Australia to hero's welcome after former Bahrain international is freed from Thai prison

10 days ago   |   By The Telegraph


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Bahraini refugee footballer released from Thai prison

Bahraini refugee footballer released from Thai prison

10 days ago   |   By The Week

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Refugee footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi has been released from a Thai prison
Hakeem Al-Araibi returns to Australia 77 days after his arrest on vandalism charges
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 6:04am
A refugee footballer from Bahrain has been released from a Thai prison and returned to Australia, after Bahrain unexpectedly dropped its bid for extradition.
Hakeem Al-Araibi, who plays football for an Australian professional club based in Melbourne, was arrested in Thailand after being sentenced in absentia to 10 years in prison on charges...
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Hakeem al-Araibi arrives home in Melbourne - video

Hakeem al-Araibi arrives home in Melbourne - video

10 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Former Socceroo Craig Foster welcomes home refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi at Melbourne airport, where he is greeted by an enthusiastic throng. Al-Araibi was released from prison in Bangkok after a Thai court dropped Bahrain's deportation case that would have sent him back to his native country, where he says he was tortured
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Hakeem al-Araibi arrives in Australia to hero's welcome

11 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Wife of refugee thanks supporters for helping to secure his release as family call on Bahrain to ‘drop all the fabricated charges'
Hakeem al-Araibi arrived in Melbourne on Tuesday, 77 days after he was arrested in Thailand on an Interpol red notice, drawing global condemnation and a campaign to see him freed. The 25-year-old refugee walked through the gates to cheers and a waiting group of supporters wearing T-shirts emblazoned with his name, as well as a throng of media, friends and supporters.
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Hakeem Al-Araibi get heroes welcome in Australia after footballer released from prison

Hakeem Al-Araibi get heroes welcome in Australia after footballer released from prison

11 days ago   |   By The Mirror

Refugee Bahrain player Al Araibi, 25, fled home country in 2014 but was held in Thailand over claims he 'vandalised a police station'
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