Bahraini soccer player (centre) being escorted by Thai prison officers following an extradition hearing at the Criminal Court in Bangkok on 4 February. Photo: EPA

Thailand says Australia to blame for arrest of refugee Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi

  • Thailand’s foreign ministry says Australian authorities notified them Hakeem al-Araibi was the subject of an interpol “red notice” initiated by Bahrain
  • By the time it was informed of the cancellation of the notice, “legal proceedings ... regarding Mr Hakeen had already started and could not be reversed”
Topic |   Australia

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Bahraini soccer player (centre) being escorted by Thai prison officers following an extradition hearing at the Criminal Court in Bangkok on 4 February. Photo: EPA
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Hakeem Al-Araibi makes an appeal to reporters after arriving for his hearing at a Bangkok court. Photo: EPA

‘Please don’t send me to Bahrain’: refugee player Hakeem al-Araibi pleads for freedom as Thai court extends detention

  • He is given 60 days to object to the extradition request by Bahrain, where he fears torture and even death
Topic |   Human rights

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Hakeem Al-Araibi makes an appeal to reporters after arriving for his hearing at a Bangkok court. Photo: EPA
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