The latest news from Bahrain
Refugee footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi made a triumphant return to Australia Tuesday, ending a two month ordeal that saw him jailed in Thailand and threatened with forced return to his native Bahrain.
The photo of Bahrainian footballer Hakeem al Araibi, his ankles draped in shackles as he arrived in Bangkok, Thailand on Monday, has become a global sensation. His detainment in the Asian country has, above all, brought a common but polemic practice to light.
The International Olympic Committee on Saturday joined in the chorus of support for a footballer with refugee status who has been detained in Thailand for nearly two months over his alleged role in Bahrain's Arab Spring protests.
Bahrain stand between South Korea and a place in the 2019 Asian Cup quarter-finals, but Paulo Bento is feeling bullish despite pressure.