Refugee footballer becomes Australian citizen after Thai-Bahrain ordeal

Refugee footballer becomes Australian citizen after Thai-Bahrain ordeal

A refugee footballer who was detained in Thailand and threatened with extradition to Bahrain has become an Australian citizen on Tuesday. Hakeem al-Araibi had been granted refugee status and residency in Australia in 2017 after fleeing Bahrain. The 25-year-old was wanted by Bahrain on offences linked to the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings.

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Hannibal
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So the nation that refused asylum for a Christian woman locked in solitary from Iran is granting it to a damn soccer player...

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