Bahraini football player Hakeem al-Araibi. Photo: AP
Bahraini football player Hakeem al-Araibi. Photo: AP
Thailand

Thailand faces growing pressure to release Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi

  • Hakeem al-Araibi, who was granted refugee status in Australia, has languished in a Thai cell for two months as Thai authorities weigh an extradition request by Bahrain on dubious vandalism charges
  • Human rights activists believe al-Araibi is being targeted for political reasons and is at risk of torture or death if he returns to Bahrain

Topic |   Thailand
Bahraini football player Hakeem al-Araibi. Photo: AP
Bahraini football player Hakeem al-Araibi. Photo: AP
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