'Every day I cry': Bahrain footballer Hakeem al-Araibi speaks about his time in Thai prison

Reuters Sydney NSW, Australia Mar 28, 2019, 02.33 PM(IST)

Footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi spoke out about his time spent in a Thai prison, at a forum about human rights in sport on Thursday. Al-Araibi, 25, fled Bahrain in 2014 after he was accused of crimes committed during the Arab Spring protests of 2011 and was granted refugee status in Australia. He was apprehended when he flew to Bangkok for a honeymoon following Bahrain's calls for his arrest.