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Hakeem Al-Araibi’s case is a test of world soccer’s human rights credentials. Here’s why

Hakeem Al-Araibi is a refugee from Bahrain who plays semi-professional soccer in Melbourne for Pascoe Vale.

  • Sarah Joseph
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He is a former member of the Bahraini national football team.

He is currently detained in Thailand, the subject of an extradition request by Bahrain.

His extradition to that country would breach his human rights against refoulement (the forcible return of refugees) and torture.

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