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Refugee Bahraini footballer boards plane leaving Thailand for Australia - Reuters witness


  • Football
  • Tuesday, 12 Feb 2019

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia boarded a plane in Thailand early on Tuesday that would fly directly to Melbourne, where he has lived since 2014 and plays for a local football club.

Hakeem Al Araibi, 25, boarded a Thai Airways flight at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport shortly after midnight, according to a Reuters witness. He was seen talking happily as he walked past the gate to board his plane.

   

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