Tag: Hakeem AlAraibi

Support for Re-election of Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman as President of the AFC Signals a Step Backwards for Human Rights

Support for Re-election of Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman as President of the AFC Signals a Step Backwards for Human Rights

With the vast support that emerged for the formerly imprisoned Bahrain-born footballer Hakeem AlAraibi, Australia and the broader football community demonstrated how influence and pressure could promote human rights – including the release of AlAraibi. Unfortunately, these efforts are now being undermined by the backing of Sheikh Salman’s attempt to […]

HRC40 Written Statement: Torture Victim Hakeem AlAraibi Arbitrarily Detained in Thailand for 76 Days

HRC40 Written Statement: Torture Victim Hakeem AlAraibi Arbitrarily Detained in Thailand for 76 Days

Ahead of the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted a written statement to the Council concerning the recent arbitrary detention of former Bahraini footballer Hakeem AlAraibi, who was recently detained in Thailand upon Bahrain’s request for extradition. Continue […]

Hakeem AlAraibi Released from Thailand after 76 Days of Detention

Hakeem AlAraibi Released from Thailand after 76 Days of Detention

11 February 2019 – Today, Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the Government of Bahrain had dropped its calls for Hakeem AlAraibi’s extradition to Bahrain, paving the way for his release. He is now safely in Australia. Hakeem had been detained for 76 days and faced extradition from Thailand […]