BANGKOK – A Thai courtroom ordered the discharge of a refugee soccer participant on Monday after prosecutors stated they had been not looking for his extradition to Bahrain in a case that had drawn worldwide consideration.
Courtroom spokesman Suriyan Hongvilai stated that Hakeem al-Araibi, who lives and performs skilled soccer in Australia, was being processed for launch.
Prosecutors on Monday submitted to courtroom a request to withdraw the case to extradite al-Araibi to Bahrain, the place he faces a 10-year jail sentence for an arson assault that broken a police station. He has denied these fees and says the case is politically motivated.
Prosecutors made the choice after Thailand’s international ministry despatched their division a letter Monday morning that indicated that Bahrain had withdrawn its request for al-Araibi, stated Chatchom Akapin, the director normal of the legal professional normal workplace’s worldwide affairs division
Officers in Bahrain, an island kingdom off the coast of Saudi Arabia that is residence to the U.S. Navy’s fifth Fleet, didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark Monday.
The state-run Bahrain Information Company reported Sunday that Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa had a cellphone name with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, however provided no specifics on their discussions.
Individually, BNA stated Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa met Sunday with Thailand’s international minister who was visiting the island. Once more, no specifics on their talks was provided.