Hakeem al-Araibi Wiki, Bio, Age, Spouse, Wife, Net Worth

Hakeem al-Araibi, a Bahraini footballer arrested and detained in Thailand

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Hakeem al-Araibi, is a Bahraini footballer. He is a dissident, who fled to Australia in 2014 and has since been formally granted status as a refugee there.

Hakeem al-Araibi Biography

Hakeem al-Araibi was born in 1992 in Bahraini. He is a Bahraini footballer and dissident, who has been formally granted status as a refugee in Australia. He was arrested on arrival in Thailand for a vacation on November 27th, 2018 and is being held there pending deportation to Bahrain, which he opposes.

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Hakeem al-Araibi Age He born in 1992 (Age 26 as of 2019)
Place of Birth Bahrain
Playing Position Defender
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Hakeem al-Araibi Dissent

While in Bahrain, al-Araibi (a Shia Muslim) spoke out against the persecution and torture of other footballers who had demonstrated against the ruling regime. He was arrested in November 2012 and tortured. He was tried in absentia for vandalism at a police station, which he denies, and sentenced to ten years in prison. Amnesty International described this trial as “unfair”. The alleged vandalism took place at around the time that al-Araibi was playing in a televised football match.

Hakeem al-Araibi  Asylum

Al-Araibi fled to Australia in 2014 and was given political asylum there. He was granted refugee status in Australia in 2017.

Hakeem al-Araibi  Detention

Al-Araibi and his wife planned a holiday in Thailand. They were unfortunately arrested on arrival at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport on November 27th, 2018, at the request of Bahraini authorities, and in response to an Interpol “red notice”. The couple were moved to the Suan Plu immigration detention centre on December 2nd.

Interpol subsequently redacted the red notice, which had been issued erroneously, and contrary to Interpol’s rules regarding refugees and asylum-seekers.

In response to al-Araibi’s detention, Amnesty International (AI), who have criticised the low level of human rights in Bahrain, pointed out

Under international law, it is prohibited to return an individual to a territory place when there is a reasonable fear that the individual will be at real risk of suffering torture or other serious human rights violations.

Hakeem al-Araibi Reaction

In addition to AI, the Australian Government, Football Federation Australia, Professional Footballers Australia, and FIFA have all called for his release and return to Australia.

His case has been compared to that of Rahaf Mohammed, who was detained in Bangkok at the request of Saudi Arabian authorities but released after criticism on social media and United Nations intervention.

Hakeem al-Araibi Football

Al-Araibi played for the Bahrain national football team. In Australia, he plays for Pascoe Vale FC, of Melbourne.

Hakeem al-Araibi Wife

Al-Araibi wife is a 24-year-old Australian, who has sought anonymity has been lobbying for her husband’s release. She had written a personal plea to Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha.

“His future lies in your hands. Please help my husband come home,” she says in the letter to Mr Prayuth, which her lawyer said was handed to the government on Wednesday, January 30th.

His wife spent the first 10 days of his detention sharing a cell with him but has since had to return to Australia.

In a letter to the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, al-Araibi’s wife pleaded with him to put pressure on the Thai authorities to release him.

“Time is running out, and I am pleading desperately to you as a humanitarian, and someone who would not hesitate to stand with justice, please please help my husband,” she wrote, citing Canada’s swift offer of resettlement to the Saudi refugee Rahaf al-Qunun.

“His refugee status relates to his persecution in Bahrain. This in itself should be sufficient to showcase the inhumanity of extraditing him back to Bahrain, let alone the fact that it is illegal.”

The Australian government, Fifa and the International Olympic Committee are among those who have lobbied Thailand to release Al-Araibi.