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Telegraph reported "Thailand to free Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi after extradition case dropped" on Monday

[] Mr Araibi, a former Bahraini national team player, received refugee status in Australia after fleeing Bahrain in 2014, saying he was targeted by authorities because he is Shia and his brother is politically active Australians… desperately want to see him come home, he said A football player jailed in Thailand will be allowed to travel to Australia as a refugee after Thai authorities abandoned a bid to extradite him to Bahrain for a crime that he insists he did not commit.

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Thailand to free refugee Bahraini footballer Hakeem al Araibi Monday's decision comes after the 25-year old footballer Hakeem al Araibi was detained for weeks in Bangkok's Klong Prem Remand Prison The court will now issue an order to release Mr Hakeem from jail today, said Chatchom, the director-general of the office's international affairs department

Thailand to free refugee Bahraini footballer after extradition bid... The detention of Araibi, who appeared at a court hearing in shackles last week, drew international criticism, with Australian authorities and fellow footballers urging Thailand to release him My thanks go to the wonderful people of Thailand for your support and to the Thai government for upholding international law, former Australia soccer captain Craig Foster, who helped lobby officials at world governing body FIFA to intervene on Araibi’s behalf, said on social network Twitter after the news Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles

Thailand to free Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi The surprise decision on Monday ends more than 70 days of detention and international outcry over Bahrain’s attempts to return the 25-year-old dissident refugee Al-Araibi was jailed and beaten in Bahrain during a crackdown on pro-democracy athletes He travelled to Bangkok for a honeymoon with his wife but was arrested on arrival on 27 November, after Bahrain obtained an Interpol arrest warrant

Thailand to free refugee footballer He was sentenced in absentia to 10 years for vandalising a police station His case has been taken up by high-profile footballers, with stars including Didier Drogba and Jamie Vardy calling for his release The Australian government, Fifa and other football bodies have supported his case @Craig_Foster Report Image Copyright @Craig_Foster @Craig_Foster Report

Hakeem al-Araibi to return to Australia after extradition to Bahrain dropped Breaking World Asia Al-Araibi Detainment Hakeem al-Araibi to return to Australia after extradition to Bahrain dropped By James MassolaFebruary 11, 2019 7.29pm Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Jakarta : Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi will be freed from his Thai jail cell and allowed to return home to Australia Hakeem al-Araibi.Credit:Amilia Rosa Araibi's lawyer, Nadthasiri Bergman, confirmed to the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age that Araibi would be released He could be on his way home as soon as Monday evening

Thailand considers dropping Bahraini footballer extradition:... Officials in the attorney general’s office were meeting on the issue on Monday afternoon and could make a decision by the end of the day, said the prosecutor, who spoke on condition of anonymity Araibi, who fled Bahrain in 2014 before being granted permanent residence in Australia, was arrested while on honeymoon in Bangkok in November on an Interpol notice issued at Bahrain’s request Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles