Shackled Bahraini footballer in Thailand “upsetting” – Australia PM

Jailed Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al Araibi arrives at Thailand's Criminal Court to submit his evidence to fight his extradition, after a local prosecutor submitted Bahrain's extradition request for him, in Bangkok, Thailand February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

SYDNEY/BANGKOK (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday he was “disturbed” to see Bahraini refugee footballer Hakeem Al Araibi in shackles in Thailand and had told its prime minister this was a serious issue for Australians. Pressure is mounting on Bangkok to free Araibi, who was arrested in Thailand in November on […]

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