Thailand Frees Refugee Soccer Player Who Drew Global Concern

Credit: Wall Street Journal- Published on February 12, 2019
Hakeem al-Araibi had been living in Australia after fleeing Bahrain in 2014 because of what he said was political persecution. He was arrested in Bangkok in November when he arrived for a honeymoon.

Credit: Reuters Studio
Published on February 12, 2019 -  01:08
Warm welcome for freed Bahraini soccer player
A refugee Bahraini footballer, who was held in a Thai prison for more than two months at the Gulf state's request, arrived back in his adoptive hometown of Melbourne on Tuesday. Michelle Hennessy reports.

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