Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi arrives in Australia

Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi makes a triumphant return to Australia landing in Melbourne, ending a two month ordeal that saw him jailed in Thailand and threatened with forced return to his native Bahrain.. IMAGES of Hakeem al-Araibi’s arrival

‘Don’t send me to Bahrain’: refugee footballer pleads in Bangkok

A refugee footballer fighting an extradition request pleads for his freedom, saying “please don’t send me to Bahrain” as he arrives in shackles at a Bangkok court, which extended his detention by another two months.

Footballer Hakeem al Araibi arrives at Thailand court

Hakeem al-Araibi, a Bahraini refugee footballer and Australian resident arrives at court in Bangkok, Thailand. He was detained by Thai immigration authorities in late November on an extradition request from Bahrain after arriving in Bangkok for a vacation with his wife. IMAGES

Australian demo urges Thailand to free refugee footballer

People carrying placards and posters gather at Federation Square in Melbourne to call on Thailand to release a refugee footballer who has been held for more than two months on an extradition request from Bahrain. Hakeem al-Araibi, a Bahraini footballer who was granted refugee status and residency in Australia, was arrested in Thailand in late November while on vacation with his wife.

James Arthur: A life in music

(25 Jul 2018) U.K. “X Factor” winner James Arthur talks about his early musical influences and formative years living in Bahrain. (July 26)

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Defiant Hong Kong football fans boo Chinese anthem

Defiant Hong Kong football fans boo the Chinese national anthem at a home match against Bahrain, ahead of the implementation of a law making it illegal to disrespect the anthem.