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The Resource Fighting for Hakeem : how people power challenged two monarchies, a military junta and football's governing body FIFA .. and won, Craig Foster with Alex Engel-Mallon

Fighting for Hakeem : how people power challenged two monarchies, a military junta and football's governing body FIFA .. and won, Craig Foster with Alex Engel-Mallon

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Fighting for Hakeem : how people power challenged two monarchies, a military junta and football's governing body FIFA .. and won
Title
Fighting for Hakeem
Title remainder
how people power challenged two monarchies, a military junta and football's governing body FIFA .. and won
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Craig Foster with Alex Engel-Mallon
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
Football is the world game. It unites. At a grassroots level it creates communities and, in 2019, those communities helped save the life of one of its own. In 2012, Hakeem al-Araibi was a promising young player on Bahrain's national football team when he was arrested for attacking a police station during the Arab Spring, despite television footage showing him playing soccer at the time of the alleged attack. After three months of torture and wrongful imprisonment, Hakeem was released. He fled the country and made his way to Australia, where he was granted refugee status. Hakeem made a life here and was playing for the suburban Pascoe Vale Football Club, in Melbourne. He thought he was safe. But, in November 2018, on a holiday to Thailand with his wife, Hakeem was again arrested. The Bahraini government wanted to extradite him to face a ten-year gaol sentence, or worse. What happened next shows the best of what soccer can do, and the worst the governing body of FIFA brings. If it wasn't for the Australian soccer community and former Socceroo Craig Foster, Hakeem may never have been freed. This powerful memoir reveals how a local soccer legend fought tirelessly to help bring home a man he'd never met. From Pascoe Vale to Switzerland, Canberra to Thailand, Foster raised his voice and tens of thousands of Australians were galvanised to #FreeHakeem. Foster lobbied FIFA and the United Nations and worked with human rights organisations worldwide to enable Hakeem's safe return to his wife in Australia. Despite being from different backgrounds, religions and generations, Craig Foster and Hakeem al-Araibi are united forever through their love of the world game and their fight for freedom
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10818882
Cataloging source
VHEI
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Foster, Craig
Dewey number
796.334
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Engel-Mallon, Alex
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True
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  • Al-Araibi, Hakeem
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Soccer players
  • Soccer players
  • Extradition
  • Human rights advocacy
  • Social media
  • Political participation
  • Communication in politics
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Fighting for Hakeem : how people power challenged two monarchies, a military junta and football's governing body FIFA .. and won, Craig Foster with Alex Engel-Mallon
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066178325
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780733643163
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1125273148
Label
Fighting for Hakeem : how people power challenged two monarchies, a military junta and football's governing body FIFA .. and won, Craig Foster with Alex Engel-Mallon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066178325
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780733643163
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1125273148

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