With shackled feet, refugee footballer pleads against Bahrain extradition

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With shackled feet, refugee footballer pleads against Bahrain extradition

Feb 04, 2019 11:40 IST

Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi arrived at a Thai court in Bangkok with shackled feet on Monday, as the campaign against his possible extradition to Bahrain continued. The former Bahrain national team player pleaded not to be sent back to his home country as he feared the risk of torture. Hakeem fled Bahrain due to political repression and has refugee status in Australia. Bahrain though wants him returned to serve a 10-year prison sentence he received in 2014 for vandalizing a police station, which Hakeem denies.

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