SBS: Hakeem Al-Araibi: Bahrain condemns ‘external interference’ as it files extradition papers

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Bahrain’s Interior Ministry confirmed that it has filed documents for the extradition of detained refugee footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi, while also lashing out at “intolerable” external interference. The application to Thai officials aims to relocate the Melbourne-based footballer from the Thai prison he has been held in for more than 60 days. The footballer has been …

Nine News: Bahrain seeking extradition of Melbourne based refugee footballer detained in Thailand

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Bahrain has submitted an application to Thai officials for the extradition of Melbourne-based refugee Hakeem al-Araibi. The footballer has been held by Thai authorities since arriving in Bangkok on his honeymoon November 27 over a now-lifted Interpol red notice. The Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights has issued a statement, saying the Bahrain government …

The New Daily: Foster optimistic of success in campaign to free jailed refugee footballer

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Former Socceroo Craig Foster is increasingly optimistic that the campaign he is leading to free jailed Bahraini refugee Hakeem al-Araibi will succeed, despite the gulf kingdom filing for the footballer’s extradition from Thailand. Foster and World Players Association executive director Brendan Schwab met FIFA secretary-general Fatma Samoura in Zurich on Tuesday. Foster said afterwards that Ms …

Australian Craig Foster to GIDHR: Int’l Community should Pressure Bahrain to Release Prisoners amid Coronavirus Crisis

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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. In an interview with Fatima Yazbek via Instagram, Foster said “I made it clear that the rest of the world, like us, should be pressuring on the Bahrain government …

Participation in the Human Rights Council 35th Session

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Between the 6th and the 23th of June 2018, the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) have partook in the 35th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, held in Geneva. Mr. Ghassan Khamis; Chairman of the International Relations Committee has represented the GIDHR. Mr. Khamis has met representatives of several States’ …

Meeting with the Australian Former Ambassador in Riyadh

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On Monday, 30 April 2018, a delegation from the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) have visited the responsible for the Arab Gulf state’s affairs, in the Middle East Department of the Australian Foreign Ministry. The meeting has been attended by Yahiya al-Hadeed, Ghassan Khamis, and Fatimah Yazbek; in lieu of GIDHR. Mr. …

Participation in the Australian Foreign Ministry Annual Meeting with the Human Rights Organisations

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On Thursday, 8 February 2018, the Australian Foreign Ministry have held its 2018 Annual Meeting with the Human Rights and Civil Society Organisations, working in Australia, at the National Museum of Art and Porcelain, in Canberra capital city. Mr. Ghassan Khamis, Chairman of the International Relations Committee at the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human …

On the Occasion of the February 14th Movement: No Religious Freedoms in Bahrain

On 14 February, Ghassan Khamis; the Chairman of the International Relations Committee at the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) have attended an activity on the onset of the peaceful protests anniversary, which demanded democracy in Bahrain, held in the Australian city of Sydney. The GIDHR have presented a brief report on the …