Bahraini Refugee Hakeem Al Araibi Arrives Home To Australia After Thai Detention
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 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, Australia, according to Reuters. Araibi's detention ignited global condemnation and a campaign to free him from the Thai prison which held him for two months at Bahrain's request. The 25-year-old fled his home country in 2014 and received refugee status in Australia, but authorities in Bahrain accused Araibi of crimes carried out during the Arab Spring protests of 2011; a charge he denies. “Australia is my country. I don’t have citizenship yet, but my country is Australia ... I love...
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