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Thailand to Detain Bahraini Soccer Player Until April in Extradition Case

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Soccer player Hakeem Al-Araibi on Monday contested Thailand's effort to satisfy Bahrain's extradition request, saying he fears persecution if he's sent back.
Al-Araibi, who has refugee status in Australia and plays for a Melbourne-based team, was detained in Bangkok during his honeymoon on an Interpol notice that was later invalidated. He walked into the Criminal Court in the capital in bare feet with shackles around his ankles, escorted by Thai security officials.
Al-Araibi, a critic of the Bahraini government, is due to appear in court again on April 22.
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