Hakeem al-Araibi to return to Australia after Thai court rules extradition case be dropped

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A Thai court has ruled that an extradition case against Melbourne-based refugee Hakeem al-Araibi be dropped, with the footballer to return to Australia tonight.

  • ABC

The director-general of international affairs for the Thai Government confirmed to the ABC that the Attorney-General requested the case for Mr al-Araibi’s extradition to Bahrain be dropped.

The 25-year-old was detained in Bangkok more than two months ago for alleged vandalism offences in his native Bahrain.

A Bahraini court sentenced him in absentia to 10 years in prison over claims by Bahraini authorities that he and a…

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