A Thai court on Monday ordered the release of Hakeem al-Araibi. Photo: AP

‘He is a free man’: Thailand to release footballer Hakeem al-Araibi after Bahrain drops extradition request

  • The move comes after the Middle Eastern nation withdrew its extradition request for the footballer
  • The detention of al-Araibi, who appeared at a court hearing in shackles last week, drew international criticism
Topic |   Thailand

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A Thai court on Monday ordered the release of Hakeem al-Araibi. Photo: AP
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Bahraini soccer player with Australian refugee status Hakeem Al-Araibi arrives for extradition hearing at the Criminal Court in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: EPA

Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi faces another 60 days in Thai jail after extradition hearing

  • The judge gave his lawyers until April 5 to file a written appeal before the next scheduled hearing on April 22
  • He has spent almost 70 days detained while his country of birth seeks his extradition and supporters launch a high-profile campaign for his return to Australia
Topic |   Human rights

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Bahraini soccer player with Australian refugee status Hakeem Al-Araibi arrives for extradition hearing at the Criminal Court in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: EPA
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