Hakeem Al-Araibi
Hakeem Al-Araibi being escorted from a courthouse in Bangkok (Image: AP/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

Hakeem Al-Araibi, the 25-year-old soccer player from Mebourne’s Pascoe Vale team will arrive home to Melbourne just after 1pm today.

Since his release from a Bangkok prison was announced around 7pm Monday, there has been an enormous sense of relief for his wife and family and from activists involved in lobbying for his release.