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'He is a free man' - refugee Bahraini footballer heads home to Australia

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20 minutes ago, Huckenfell said:

That's a point. Who pays the fare when someone is extradited ?

In this case, the Thai govt paid. 

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7 minutes ago, simple1 said:

Save yourself the embarrassment of posting nonsense. Fact check how many vetted refugees p.a. are currently permitted entry to Australia.

You keep going on about fact check before posting but you sir are the one that needs to fact check.

you claim Bahrain issued a red notice on him when they can't just place him on the list.it was a request and not illegal.it was the general secretariat that would of issued the red notice and removed the notice.bahrain has not done what you claim.while on this subject can you please inform us where on earth did you get the fact that bahrain knew of his travel plans when it's quite obvious they didn't have a clue to his whereabouts or bahrain would of gone direct to tha Australia government and requested for his extradition as they are doing so now.to the best of it I think you make up your own facts and you clearly have no knowledge of Interpol procedures.fact.

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11 minutes ago, Huckenfell said:

They just need to apply and join the queue by applying through the proper channels as i and millions of others did. We are all aware of the terrible mess happening in Europe at his very moment. And once again you are wrong Australia is probably the worlds best and greatest land of hope and glory, just ask the millions who have gone there with a welcome  since WW2

I doubt that. Just like America when a government denies the way they treated first nation people for more than a century then, tries to cover up how they tried to exterminate them, where's the greatness? True everyone should wait there turn, however the issue was the Thai government doing a complete 180 for this guy while at the same time basically telling thousands of expats they don't care what they say give up the money or get out....

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16 minutes ago, happy chappie said:

You keep going on about fact check before posting but you sir are the one that needs to fact check.

you claim Bahrain issued a red notice on him when they can't just place him on the list.it was a request and not illegal.it was the general secretariat that would of issued the red notice and removed the notice.bahrain has not done what you claim.while on this subject can you please inform us where on earth did you get the fact that bahrain knew of his travel plans when it's quite obvious they didn't have a clue to his whereabouts or bahrain would of gone direct to tha Australia government and requested for his extradition as they are doing so now.to the best of it I think you make up your own facts and you clearly have no knowledge of Interpol procedures.fact.

 

1) Media report...

Interpol has repeatedly refused to answer questions about why it granted Bahrain’s request for a red notice, which was issued on the same day Al-Araibi received his visa for Thailand. It also is unclear how Bahrain knew Al-Araibi was intending to travel.

 

2) Read the link below before further commentary.

 

https://www.fairtrials.org/wp-content/uploads/INTERPOL-TEXT-ON-REFUGEE-POLICY.pdf

 

3) Provide source/s to your claims 

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5 hours ago, YetAnother said:

good result but along the way thailand tripped over it's own feet; seems habitual

So what should they do when there is an Interpol red notice on someone entering the country?

The guy is an idiot to travel outside the country where he is a refugee.

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I am so touched for his freedom that it's brought me to my knees...WOW!  I was about to start a Gofund account and deposit my entire savings for him, instead I can give it all to my Thai girlfriends family and her boyfriend....Cheers!

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Reckon there'll be pretty good gate takings at the next Soccer match!

 

 

His only safe future overseas holiday destinations;

 - is pretty much now Israel, or Ecuador...

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1 hour ago, Huckenfell said:

They just need to apply and join the queue by applying through the proper channels as i and millions of others did. We are all aware of the terrible mess happening in Europe at his very moment. And once again you are wrong Australia is probably the worlds best and greatest land of hope and glory, just ask the millions who have gone there with a welcome  since WW2

I recall from the 70s, Australia was actively recruiting residents from other counties.  If you had a skill needed or educational expertise the government would pay for flight to Australia and covered so much for shipping belongings; if willing to become a citizen.

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It took them some time and tremendous pressure to do the right thing, but credit where credit is due, ultimately they did the right thing and I'm glad about it.

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6 hours ago, ChipButty said:

My guess a lot of strings had to be pulled here make sure you kiss the ground when you land in Aussie

I offer that no strings were pulled. Rather, the Australian government  opened a can of whoopass and were not taking no for an answer. For sure, the gent should  say thank you to Australia, but honestly every Australian who spoke out and especially the government should be proud of themselves for standing up and doing the right thing.

 

Meanwhile, Thailand made a fool of itself.

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