Australia union seeks help for detained Bahraini refugee player

FILE PHOTO: Former Bahrain soccer player Hakeem Al Araibi, who holds a refugee status in Australia, at court in Bangkok, Thailand Dec 11, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha - RC1A551F3AA0/File Photo

DUBAI (Reuters) – The head of the Australian football players union wants the sport’s regional governing body to help secure the release of a Bahraini refugee footballer arrested in Thailand in November over a prison sentence in his homeland. Hakeem Al Araibi, who played in Australia but had flown out for his honeymoon, was arrested […]

Continue reading this article with a Fiji Times online membership.

More Stories