Hakeem al-Araibi: Thailand to free Bahraini footballer

Thai authorities drop extradition case against refugee, meaning he can return to Australia

The refugee Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi is set to return to Australia on Monday night after Thai authorities withdrew an extradition case against him.

Thai authorities told the Guardian the Bahraini government had decided to end their pursuit of Al-Araibi, who fled Bahrain in 2014 before being granted permanent residence in Australia, where he has lived since.

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Source: The Guardian
Hakeem al-Araibi: Thailand to free Bahraini footballer