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The Resource Fighting for Hakeem, Craig Foster with Alex Engel-Mallon

Fighting for Hakeem, Craig Foster with Alex Engel-Mallon

Label
Fighting for Hakeem
Title
Fighting for Hakeem
Statement of responsibility
Craig Foster with Alex Engel-Mallon
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
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 jail 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
Cataloging source
NLAV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foster, Craig
Dewey number
796.334
Illustrations
photographs
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Engel-Mallon, Alex,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Al-Araibi, Hakeem
  • Refugees
  • Human rights
  • Soccer players
  • Soccer players
  • Extradition
  • Human rights advocacy
  • Social media
  • Political participation
Target audience
adult
Label
Fighting for Hakeem, Craig Foster with Alex Engel-Mallon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published by Hachette Australia
  • Set in 16point Verdana
  • Copyright page from the original book
Bibliography note
Bibliography included
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
000067209534
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large Print Edition.
Extent
x, 459 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780369334077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1156243299
Label
Fighting for Hakeem, Craig Foster with Alex Engel-Mallon
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published by Hachette Australia
  • Set in 16point Verdana
  • Copyright page from the original book
Bibliography note
Bibliography included
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
000067209534
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large Print Edition.
Extent
x, 459 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780369334077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1156243299

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