Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi becomes an Australian citizen – video
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The Bahraini-born footballer and refugee Hakeem al-Araibi has become an Australian citizen at a Melbourne ceremony. On Tuesday, he was among 207 people from 44 countries who took a pledge or affirmation at Federation Square. 'I am very happy,' he said after the ceremony. 'Finally, no country, no one can follow me now because I am Australian.' Al-Araibi was arrested in Thailand on an Interpol red notice issued by Bahrain, drawing global condemnation and a campaign to see him freed. He was...

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