Refugee footballer freed

CANBERRA, Australia | Refugee footballer freed by Thailand returns to Australia

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A refugee soccer player has returned home to a celebrity welcome in Australia hours after the threat of extradition to Bahrain was lifted three months after he was detained in Thailand. Hundreds of supporters carrying welcome signs were waiting at Melbourne Airport on Tuesday when Hakeem al-Araibi arrived on a commercial … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Refugee footballer freed by Thailand returns to Australia