The Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi is set to return to Australia after Thai authorities withdrew an extradition case against him.
Chatchom Akapin, director-general of the International Affairs Department, said the Foreign Ministry had informed his office that Bahrain has made a decision to withdraw its extradition request, hence there is no reason to keep al-Araibi in detention.
Hakeen al-Araibi, 25, who had been living as a refugee in Australia with permanent resident status will return there, the country's prime minister, Scott Morrison, said.
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On November 27, al-Araibi was anticipating celebrating his honeymoon when he touched down in Bangkok with his wife.
"We trust Hakeem can now live in peace in Australia and, as a protected refugee, regain his lawful right to travel without fear", the statement said.
The state-run Bahrain News Agency reported Sunday that Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa had a phone call with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, but offered no specifics on their discussions.
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There was no global reaction for previous renditions from Thailand of refugees and asylum-seekers to countries where campaigners said they risked ill-treatment. "They all deserve to be in front of camera now, not only me".
As a recognised refugee travelling on an Australian travel document, Araibi should never have been subject to an Interpol red notice. Bahrain has a Shiite majority but is ruled by a Sunni monarchy.
Al-Araibi had initially been arrested in Bahrain in 2012 after authorities said he committed arson by burning down a police station.
Thailand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday it had no comment on the case. Her nightmare will shortly be at an end.
In addition to thanking Thailand, Morrison said Australians "greatly appreciate their listening to the issues that have been raised by our government and many others who have raised this case". "The Bahraini authorities have demonstrated a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to free media, independent political thought, and peaceful dissent", Lama Fakih, deputy Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch, was quoted as saying in January.
The move comes just days after the two Australians who helped mount the Thai cave rescue, Australians of the Year Craig Challen and Richard Harris, sent a letter to the Thai government, pleading for mercy for Hakeem.