Football, Refugee Rights And Hakeem Al-Araibi – OpEd

Credit: Eurasia Review- Published on February 12, 2019
“Al-Araibi’s case has become a crucial test of world football’s commitment to human rights.” So observed the director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights at Monash University, Sarah Joseph, in a piece last month. “Is this commitment real, or is it a public relations statement tossed aside when the going gets...

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Published on February 12, 2019 -  00:34
'I Love Australia' Says Bahraini Footballer Freed From Thai Jail
Reuters reports 25 year old Hakeem Al Araibi,who fled Bahrain in 2014 and received refugee status in Australia, was released from prison in Bangkok on Monday. Authorities in Bahrain accused Araibi of crimes committed during the Arab Spring protests of 2011, charges which he denied. Araibi said after he disembarked in Melbourne airport from a Thai Airways flight “Australia is my country. I don’t have citizenship yet, but my country is Australia ... I love Australia, I will die in Australia."

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