Saturday, 16 February, 2019

Hakeem Al-Araibi to be released by Thailand court

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Chatchom Akapin, the department's director of worldwide affairs, said the decision was made under Section 21 of the Prosecution Act which allows for cases to be dropped if they are not in the public interest.

A Thai court approved the request to drop extradition proceedings, according to Chatchom Akapin, director general of Foreign Affairs for the Office of the Attorney General.

Former Socceroos captain Craig Foster has built a global coalition of sporting bodies and stars - from both within football and the wider sports community - to call for Hakeem's release and pressure Thailand to return him to Australia.

Hakeem Al Araibi, 25, who fled Bahrain in 2014 and received refugee status in Australia, was arrested in November at a Bangkok airport while on a honeymoon trip following an Interpol notice issued at Bahrain's request.

In November a year ago, he and his wife flew to Thailand for their honeymoon, believing his Australian visa allowed him to travel safely, but they were detained immediately when they landed at Bangkok's Airport in response to an Interpol "red notice".

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Al-Araibi plays for Pascoe Vale FC in Melbourne.

He was sentenced in absentia to 10 years for vandalising a police station. Bahrain has a Shiite majority but is ruled by a Sunni monarchy. He says he faces torture if returned to Bahrain.

"The Thai government should see that Bahrain's sole motive is to further punish Hakeem for the peaceful political opinions he expressed", Amnesty International Thailand campaigner Katherine Gerson said in an earlier statement.

Chatchom added that the process to release Araibi is under way.

"We have been informed that Bahrain wants to withdraw the (extradition) request".

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