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  • NEWS

    Stuck in the middle over Araibi affair

    News, King-oua Laohong, Published on 18/02/2019

    » Among those involved in the case of Bahraini refugee footballer, Hakeem al-Araibi, which culminated in his return to Australia, was Chatchom Akapin, director-general of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG)'s International Affairs Department,who admits staff were worried about how it would turn out.

  • NEWS

    Araibi lawyer vows new bail request

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 08/02/2019

    » Efforts to seek bail for Hakeem al-Araibi, 25, continue as his lawyer vowed Thursday to submit a new bail request next week, in which an option to wear an electronic monitoring device will be requested to assure the court that the refugee Bahraini footballer won't jump bail.

  • NEWS

    Araibi's wife: Please help my husband come home

    Associated Press, Published on 31/01/2019

    » A campaign to stop Thailand from extraditing to Bahrain a detained soccer player who has refugee status in Australia has gotten a personal touch, with a letter from the jailed man's wife delivered to the Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

  • NEWS

    Araibi's handover order under study

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 01/02/2019

    » Prosecutors are considering whether Bahrain's request for the extradition of a detained football player meets criteria under the Thai extradition law, Chatchom Akapin, director-general of the Office of the Attorney-General (OAG)'s international affairs department, said on Thursday.

  • OPINION

    Why Hakeem al-Araibi matters

    News, Published on 04/03/2019

    » Only recently, Thailand became the focus of global attention when a decision was taken to release Hakeem al-Araibi from administrative detention and allow his return to Australia. The case galvanised the world and challenged Thailand's relationship with Australia, Bahrain, Fifa, and international law. It captured front-page headlines, innervated human rights advocates, and ignited a ground-up movement across the world of international football.

  • OPINION

    Overlooking Araibi's rights

    News, Editorial, Published on 02/02/2019

    » As it requested the Criminal Court to proceed with extraditing Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi to Manama yesterday, the Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) sent a message to the international community that it would rather entertain Bahrain's request than follow international principles on refugee treatment.

  • NEWS

    Court to rule on Araibi's fate

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 02/02/2019

    » The Criminal Court yesterday agreed to hear a request by prosecutors to approve the extradition of detained refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi to Bahrain.

  • NEWS

    Refugee footballer makes triumphant return to Australia

    Published on 12/02/2019

    » MELBOURNE: Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi made a triumphant return to Australia Tuesday, ending a two month ordeal that saw him jailed in Thailand and threatened with forced return to his native Bahrain.

  • NEWS

    Court extends detention of Bahraini refugee footballer to April 22

    Published on 04/02/2019

    » Hakeem al-Araibi, a jailed Bahraini footballer who fled his country and has refugee status in Australia, appeared in Bangkok's Criminal Court on Monday to fight an extradition request from Bahrain.

  • NEWS

    Refugee footballer freed after Bahrain drops extradition

    Published on 11/02/2019

    » The Criminal Court has freed refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi after Bahrain dropped its extradition request, a public prosecutor said on Monday, following a global outcry over the risks he faced if sent back home.

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