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Refugee Soccer Player Hakeem al-Araibi Granted Australian Citizenship

Refugee Soccer Player Hakeem al-Araibi Granted Australian Citizenship

9 days ago   |   NPR

He fled his native country of Bahrain after being imprisoned. Then he was jailed in Thailand and faced extradition charges. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called him...
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'I'm an Aussie': Footballer Hakeem al-Araibi receives citizenship

10 days ago   |   Al Jazeera

Hakeem al-Araibi, who had refugee status in Australia, was arrested last year in Thailand at Bahrain's request.
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Refugee soccer player happy he's now an Australian citizen

10 days ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

SYDNEY, Australia - A former Bahraini soccer player and refugee became an Australian citizen Wednesday, four weeks after detention in Thailand on an extradition request from...
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Australian citizenship 'not far' for freed Bahraini footballer

1 month ago   |   Al Jazeera

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he hopes to see Hakeem al-Araibi at a ceremony soon to grant him citizenship.
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Supporters Greet Bahraini Refugee Soccer Player Upon Long-Awaited Return to Australia

1 month ago   |   Time

Bahraini refugee and professional soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi returned to his home of Australia Tuesday to crowds of supporters after spending two months in a Thai prison...
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Human Rights Activists Hail Dissident Bahraini Soccer Star's Release From Thai Jail

Human Rights Activists Hail Dissident Bahraini Soccer Star's Release From Thai Jail

1 month ago   |   NPR

International supporters who had rallied around Hakeem al-Araibi under the hashtag SaveHakeem, rejoiced over the news. But Bahrain said it "reaffirms its right" to pursue legal...
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The Latest: Bahrain says it could still pursue refugee

1 month ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

BANGKOK - The Latest on the release of Bahraini soccer player with refugee status in Australia who was released from Thai detention after extradition request was withdrawn...
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Thailand to Release Soccer Player Facing Extradition to Bahrain

1 month ago   |   NY Times

Hakeem al-Araibi, who has refugee status in Australia, said he faced torture if sent back to his native country.
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A Thai Court Has Ordered the Release of a Bahraini Refugee Soccer Player

1 month ago   |   Time

A Thai court ordered the release of a refugee soccer player on Monday after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking his extradition to Bahrain in a case that had drawn...
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Bahraini int'l to face extradition hearings in Thailand before return to Australia

1 month ago   |   NBC Sports

Hakeem al-Araibi, who fled Bahrain to Australia due to political repression, fears torture if he returns.
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