‘He is a free man’: refugee Bahraini footballer heads home to Australia

Jailed Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al Araibi leaves Thailand's Criminal Court, in Bangkok, Thailand February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

BANGKOK (Reuters) – A refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia boarded a flight for Melbourne early on Tuesday after Bahrain dropped its bid to have him extradited from Thailand, bringing to an end a case that had drawn international criticism. Hakeem Al Araibi, 25, who fled Bahrain in 2014 and received refugee status […]

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