Hakeem Al-Araibi hobbles into court in leg irons – raises questions about his treatment in Thailand
The Corrections Department says they are permitted by law to place leg irons on former-Bahraini-footballer-turned-Australian-refugee Hakeem Al-Araibi. Al-Araibi, a resident of Australia where he holds also refugee status, appeared at the Criminal Court yesterday with his legs cuffed. He is fighting an extradition request from his former home country. The sight of Al-Araibi in leg irons drew a lot of criticism, with some comments claiming that the act violated basic human rights. “He is being detained pending extradition proceedings, he is not a common criminal or murderer,” said one of the comments. He was arrested and continues to be detained in a Thai prison pending an extradition trial, said department chief Narat Sawettanun. Narat said his department chose to put him in leg irons when transporting him from detention to his trial after his case caught the attention of media and the general public. Narat cited the ‘rule book’ saying... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, Hakeem Al-Araibi hobbles into court in leg irons – raises questions about his treatment in Thailand, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'Phuket Gazette'. Thank you
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