‘Outrageous’: Australia notified Thailand about refugee footballer’s travel plans

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Jakarta: Hakeem al-Araibi was detained in Bangkok after the Australian government informed their Thai counterparts the refugee footballer was travelling to Thailand and subject to an Interpol Red Notice.

  • James Massola
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

On Wednesday, the Department of Home Affairs attempted to distance itself from Araibi’s detention, arguing that “any action taken in response to the Interpol Red Notice is a matter for Thai authorities”.

But Human Rights groups were sharply critical of Australian authorities’ decision to notify Thailand of Araibi’s travel plans, arguing it was effectively responsible for his detention.

Araibi was granted…

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