Hakeem al-Araibi after a visit to Parliament House in Canberra. Photo: EPA

Hakeem al-Araibi had the world on his side, but the next ‘Hakeem’ should not have to rely on a global campaign to uphold human rights

  • Football activist Craig Foster is hoping the sport does more to ensure it fulfils its obligations towards human rights
Topic |   Human rights

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Hakeem al-Araibi after a visit to Parliament House in Canberra. Photo: EPA
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Craig Foster (left) and AFC President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa.

Craig Foster wants AFC president Al-Khalifa’s ‘reprehensible’ conduct in Hakeem al-Araibi case investigated

  • Former Socceroos captain says the Bahraini royal should have at least resigned from his role as president over perceived inaction
  • Al-Khalifa had 19 months ago recused himself of responsibility over west Asia fearing a conflict of interest
Topic |   Asian Football Confederation (AFC)

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Craig Foster (left) and AFC President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa.
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