The Newest on the discharge of Bahraini soccer participant with refugee standing in Australia who was launched from Thai detention after extradition request was withdrawn (all instances native):

5:35 p.m.

Australia’s prime minister has thanked Thailand for its determination to not search the extradition to Bahrain of a refugee soccer participant who lives in Melbourne.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison advised reporters in Canberra on Monday that Hakeem al-Araibi had left jail and was on his method to the airport.

Morrison stated: “Now the following step is for him to return residence. However as is at all times in these circumstances, folks aren’t residence till they’re residence.”

Along with thanking Thailand, Morrison stated Australians “significantly recognize their listening to the problems which have been raised by our authorities and lots of others who’ve raised this case.”

Thailand had come beneath nice strain from Australia’s authorities, sporting our bodies and human rights teams to ship al-Araibi again to Australia and to not Bahrain, the place he’s alleged to serve a jail sentence he says was politically motivated.


3:40 p.m.

A Thai court docket has ordered the discharge of a refugee soccer participant after prosecutors stated they had been not looking for his extradition to Bahrain.

Court docket spokesman Suriyan Hongvilai stated Monday that Hakeem al-Araibi was now being processed for launch.

The director normal of the lawyer normal workplace’s worldwide affairs division stated prosecutors on Monday submitted to court docket 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 costs and says the case is politically motivated.

The director normal, Chatchom Akapin, stated they made the choice after Thailand’s international ministry despatched his division a letter Monday morning that indicated that Bahrain had withdrawn its request for al-Araibi.


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