Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne. Photo: EPA

After case of Saudi runaway, Australia urges Thailand to release refugee footballer held in Bangkok since November

  • Hakeem al-Araibi, who has permanent Australian residency, was detained at the request of his native Bahrain after arriving in Bangkok for his honeymoon
  • The 25-year-old fled the Middle Eastern country, where he says he was falsely arrested and tortured, in 2014
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Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne. Photo: EPA
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