Hakeem al-Araibi

Hakeem al-Araibi is a professional football player who fled Bahrain in 2014 and received refugee status in Australia. Hakeem and his wife travelled to Thailand for a delayed honeymoon in November 2018. Here Hakeem was arrested following an Interpol notice issued at the Gulf state’s request. He spent 76 days in Bangkok’s Klong Prem Remand Prison before a global campaign led by former Socceroo Craig Foster saw him released. Hakeem became an Australian citizen in March 2019.