5 hours ago BANGKOK (AP) — A refugee soccer player was freed by Thailand and left on a 11, , has ordered the release of al-Araibi after prosecutors said they a court to withdraw the case to extradite al-Araibi to Bahrain, where he faces Bahrain's Foreign Ministry said in a statement after his release that the. 5 hours ago A refugee soccer player has left Thailand on a flight to Australia after refugee soccer player Bahraini Hakeem al-Araibi leaves the criminal court in 11, , has ordered the release of al-Araibi after prosecutors said they. 14 hours ago BANGKOK (AP) - A Thai court has ordered the release of a refugee soccer player after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking his.
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Enter your email below and we'll send you another email. Local Traffic Audio News Tips. Cancel reply Sign in to comment not connected to your Insider Club login. Comment Please read our commenting policies. How major US stock indexes fared Monday Feb 11, , 4: Thailand's foreign ministry said in a statement last week that al-Araibi was detained because Australian authorities had forwarded them an Interpol Red Notice that Bahrain was seeking his arrest.
Australian police acknowledged doing so, but there have been questions raised about why the Red Notice appeared to have been issued just before al-Araibi departed on his trip, and whether Bahraini authorities had been tipped off about his travel plans. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison had in recent weeks spoken out strongly on behalf of al-Araibi's freedom.
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Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. The detention of Araibi, who appeared with his feet in shackles at a court hearing last week, drew international criticism, with Australian authorities and fellow footballers urging Thailand to release him. Araibi had said he faced torture if returned to Bahrain. Human rights group Amnesty International, which had lobbied for his release, welcomed Thailand's move. A Bahrain government spokesman declined to give details when asked who had ordered a halt to the legal proceedings.
However, authorities in Bahrain, which has accused Araibi of crimes committed during the Arab Spring protests of , also reaffirmed their right to pursue legal action against him. In a statement, Bahrain's foreign ministry said it had noted the halt of legal proceedings and the verdict against the footballer remained in place. Araibi was convicted of vandalizing a police station during the anti-government protests in Bahrain and sentenced in absentia after he fled.
Araibi denies the charges, saying he was playing in a televised soccer match at the time of the police station attack.
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14 hours ago BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court ordered the release of a refugee soccer player on Monday after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking. 13 hours ago BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court ordered the release of a refugee soccer player on Monday after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking. 14 hours ago BANGKOK — A Thai court ordered the release of a refugee soccer player on Monday after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking his.