Bahraini footballer arrives in Australia after release from Thailand: TV

Credit: Reuters India- Published on February 12, 2019
A refugee Bahraini footballer, who was held in a Thai prison for more than two months at the Gulf state's request, arrived in the Australian city of Melbourne from Bangkok on Tuesday, Australian television pool footage showed.

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Published on February 11, 2019 -  00:41
Thailand releases Refugee Bahraini Footballer
Reuters reports Thailand on Monday freed a jailed refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia, after Bahrain abandoned its bid to seek his extradition, and immigration officials said he was immediately driven to the airport. 25 year old Hakeem Al Araibi fled Bahrain in 2014 and received refugee status in Australia. He was arrested in November last year at a Bangkok airport while on a honeymoon trip, following an Interpol notice issued at Bahrainโ€™s request. However, the Middle East nation has withdrawn the request, prompting a Thai court to approve a motion by prosecutors to drop the case against the footballer.

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