Australian PM: Disturbed to See Hakeem Al-Araibi with Shackles on his Feet

Australian Prime Minister
Australian Prime Minister

2019-02-06 - 4:16 م

Bahrain Mirror: 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, reported Reuters.

Pressure is mounting on Bangkok to free Araibi, who was arrested in Thailand in November on behalf of the Bahraini government, with Canberra and soccer's world governing body FIFA demanding his return to Australia where he plays.

Morrison said he was "disturbed" to see Araibi with shackles on his feet arrive at a Bangkok court on Monday. The court extended his detention for two months.

"I thought that was very upsetting and I know it would have upset many Australians, and I respectfully reminded the Thai prime minister that Australians feel very strongly about this," Morrison told Sky News.

"So we will continue to make these representations and not just to Thailand, but also to Bahrain," he added.


Arabic Version


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