Bahraini soccer player with Australian refugee status Hakeem Al-Araibi arrives for extradition hearing at the Criminal Court in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: EPA

Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi faces another 60 days in Thai jail after extradition hearing

  • The judge gave his lawyers until April 5 to file a written appeal before the next scheduled hearing on April 22
  • He has spent almost 70 days detained while his country of birth seeks his extradition and supporters launch a high-profile campaign for his return to Australia
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Bahraini soccer player with Australian refugee status Hakeem Al-Araibi arrives for extradition hearing at the Criminal Court in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: EPA
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Chelsea player Didier Drogba celebrates with the English Premier League trophy in 2015. Photo: EPA

Didier Drogba backs ‘Save Hakeem’ campaign as football matches become latest venues for protest

  • Australian A-League and Thailand Champions Cup see teams and fans protest the jailing of Hakeem Al-Araibi in Bangkok
  • Former football internationals and Olympians adding weight to calls to free refugee
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Chelsea player Didier Drogba celebrates with the English Premier League trophy in 2015. Photo: EPA
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