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Bahraini refugee footballer, Al-Araibi arrives in Australia
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Bahraini refugee footballer, Al-Araibi arrives in Australia

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Refugee Bahraini footballer, who was held in a Thai prison for more than two months at the Gulf state’s request, has arrived in the Australian city of Melbourne from Bangkok.

Hakeem Al Araibi, who fled Bahrain in 2014 and received refugee status in Australia, was released from prison on Monday.

Hakeem was arrested in Bangkok in November while on honeymoon following an Interpol notice issued at Bahrain’s request.

The arrest drew widespread international condemnation and, under heavy diplomatic pressure, Bahrain agreed to drop its bid to have him extradited from Thailand.

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