Hakeem al-Araibi's wife thanks Australia

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Thailand has released refugee footballer Hakeen al-Araibi after two months of intense lobbying, with Bahrain unexpectedly dropping its extradition case.

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Published on February 12, 2019 -  00:47
Refugee Footballer Released From Thai Jail: 'I love Australia'
Reuters reports A refugee Bahraini footballer who was held in a Thai prison for more than two months at the Gulf state’s request arrived in his adoptive hometown of Melbourne on Tuesday. He arrived to cheers and the great relief of his wife. Twenty five year old Hakeem Al Araibi, who fled Bahrain in 2014 and received refugee status in Australia, was released from prison in Bangkok on Monday.

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