Hakeem al-Araibi faces Thai court to fight his potential extradition to Bahrain

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Australian refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi will be remanded in a Thai prison for another 60 days, with his next court date to fight extradition to his native Bahrain set for April 22.

al-Araibi pleaded outside a Bangkok court for Thailand to not send him home to Bahrain.

“Please speak to Thailand, don’t send me to Bahrain. Bahrain won’t defend me,” a chained Hakeem al-Araibi shouted to reporters outside court on Monday as he was escorted by prison guards into the hearing.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison sent a letter last month urging Thailand to stop the extradition, and…

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