Bahrain Reaffirms Right to Pursue Legal Action against Refugee Footballer

2019-02-11 - 11:57 م

Bahrain Mirror- Reuters: Bahrain said it has taken note of a "halt of legal proceedings" against refugee footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi, who was released from a Thai jail on Monday after Bahraini authorities abandoned their bid to seek his extradition.

Bahrain's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that a 10-year jail sentence imposed on Araibi in absentia by a Bahraini court remained in place and reaffirmed its right to "pursue all necessary legal actions against him".

Thai Prime Minister sent yesterday his Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai on head of a diplomatic delegation to Bahrain, without officially announcing the topic of the visit.

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