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'Please fight for me.' Bahrain soccer player detained in Thailand pleads for help

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Family plans were forcibly put on hold when Al-Araibi, a refugee and former member of the Bahraini national soccer team, was arrested at Bangkok Airport on his honeymoon on November 27. Interpol had issued a 'red notice' -- an international arrest warrant -- which is not supposed to be given to refugees.

Al-Araibi, who fled Bahrain in 2014, was detained and held in Thailand at the request of the Bahrain government. He holds refugee status in Australia where he plays for Melbourne soccer club Pascoe Vale, but has been locked in an overcrowded Thai prison cell since his arrest while officials await extradition proceedings.

Soccer captain Craig Foster said Al-Araibi is 'nothing more than a political prisoner. This is about retribution from the government and royal family in Bahrain, and all Australians are saying we will not stand for it.'

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