Australia urges Thailand to release refugee Bahrain footballer

Australia's Foreign Minister Marise Payne arrives to address the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne has urged Thai authorities on Sunday to release a footballer who holds a refugee status in Australia and who has been detained in Bangkok since late November. Hakeem AlAraibi, a former member of Bahrain’s national soccer team who has been critical of the country’s government, was arrested […]

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