Salman Al Khalifa Announces Bid For New Term for AFC
Asia's football chief announced his bid for a third term in office on Wednesday, days after backing FIFA boss Gianni Infantino for a fresh mandate.Salman, who has led the Asian Football Confederation since 2013, said he would stand for a new term at the AFC Congress in his home country of Bahrain next February.
Footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi Sues Federal Government over Wrongful Detention in Thailand
Footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi is suing the federal government for negligence and breaching its duty of care after he was wrongfully detained in Thailand, the Australian SBS website reported.
Australian Craig Foster to GIDHR: Int'l Community should Pressure Bahrain to Release Prisoners amid Coronavirus Crisis
The international community should pressure Bahrain to release prisoners amid the Coronavirus epidemic, sports star Craig Foster told the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights.
"Fighting for Hakeem": New Book by Craig Foster on how Activists Won in Face of Two Monarchies, Military Councils & World's Top Sports Organizations
Former Socceroo Craig Foster launched his new book "Fighting for Hakeem" last Wednesday, revealing the inner workings of the campaign to free the young footballer, Hakeem Al-Araibi, who was detained for 76 days in a Thai prison thanks to the "systemic failure of Australian Government agencies", as Amnesty described.
Human Rights Activists Produce Animated Documentary Entitled "The Story of Hakeem Al-Araibi"
Human Rights activists produced an animated documentary entitled "The Story of Hakeem" in English with Arabic subtitles. It shows the details of the prosecution and security pursuit of Bahraini soccer player Hakeem Al-Araibi until his release in Thailand and his return to Australia.
HRW: Global Sports Groups New Human Rights Ally in Bahrain?
For the last eight years, the Bahraini authorities have carried out an unrelenting campaign of repression against demonstrators, opposition leaders, peaceful critics, and human rights defenders, said Aya Majzoub in a report on the eighth anniversary of the Bahraini Uprising.
Craig Foster: Man who Defeated Diplomacy of Torture Country in Gulf
Australia’s meaning to Bahrainis has changed forever, and of course in the heart of Hakeem Al-Araibi, who said upon his return "I will be strong for Australia. I love Australia. It is my country".
PHOTOS: Amid Crowds of Media Outlets & Supporters, Hakeem Al-Araibi Says from Melbourne: I Love Australia…It's My Country
The refugee Bahraini footballer Haeekm Al-Araibi arrived in Melbourne, Australia, from Bangkok, after about 70 days of arbitrary arrest there based on Bahraini government request.
After Al-Araibi’s Release, Craig Foster Says: A Lot of Tears...Our Prayers Answered
Former Australian national soccer team coach Craig Foster expressed on Monday (February 11, 2019) his gratitude to everyone who worked in order to release Bahraini footballer, who is a refugee in Australia, Hakeem Al-Araibi.
Former Australian Team Captain Craig Foster Tells Hakeem Al-Araibi in Court: Australia is with You, Mate
A Thai news site aired clips from the trial hearing of Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi in Bangkok, which took place amid presence of diplomatic and football figures, followed by a major media campaign on social networking sites.
Rallies Held in 2 Major Australian Cities Demanding Hakeem Al-Araibi’s Return to Australia
A number of rallies were held in Australia’s Sydney and Melbourne on Friday (February 1, 2019), in solidarity with Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi and all Bahraini prisoners of conscience.