Freed Bahraini footballer lands in Australia

Reuters Melbourne VIC, Australia Feb 12, 2019, 10.58 AM (IST)

A refugee Bahraini footballer, who was held in a Thai prison for more than two months at the Gulf state's request, arrived in the Australian city of Melbourne from Bangkok on Tuesday. Hakeem Al Araibi, 25, who fled Bahrain in 2014 and received refugee status in Australia, was released from prison on Monday. He was arrested in Bangkok in November while on honeymoon following an Interpol notice issued at Bahrain's request.