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Detained refugee Hakeem al-Araibi is losing hope, Craig Foster says

Detained refugee Hakeem al-Araibi is losing hope, Craig Foster says

The former Socceroo visited Hakeem al-Araibi at a Bangkok prison on Tuesday and said he was losing hope after nearly two months in detention.

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Australian woman deported from Thailand after overstaying by 111 days

Australian woman deported from Thailand after overstaying by 111 days

Claire Johnson was due to return to Australia more than a week ago.

  • by James Massola & Rachel Clun
Australian woman's desperate messages from Thai immigration detention

Australian woman's desperate messages from Thai immigration detention

When Clare didn't return home from Thailand, she posted that "some pretty serious stuff went down". Days later she messaged a friend, begging for help.

  • by Rachel Clun
'Courageous young man': footballer languishing in Thai jail
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'Courageous young man': footballer languishing in Thai jail

Hakeem al-Araibi has been detained in Bangkok for 45 days, caught in a legal tug-of-war between the country he fled and his new home, Australia.

  • by Michael Ruffles
FIFA demands detained Bahraini refugee be allowed back to Australia
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FIFA demands detained Bahraini refugee be allowed back to Australia

Football's governing body has had its say on the case involving a Bahraini player with Australian refugee status currently being detained in Thailand.

Refugee footballer to feature in Foreign Minister's Thailand trip
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Refugee footballer to feature in Foreign Minister's Thailand trip

Marise Payne will lobby for the release of Hakeem al-Araibi, a Melbourne-based soccer player held in Thailand when she makes an official visit to the country on Thursday.

  • by Matt Coughlan
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Rahaf Al-Qunun, fleeing Saudi Arabia, allowed to stay in Thailand
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Rahaf Al-Qunun, fleeing Saudi Arabia, allowed to stay in Thailand

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family over alleged abuse will be allowed to stay in Thailand while her case is evaluated by the UN refugee agency.

  • by Aya Batrawy
Saudi woman seeking asylum in Australia to meet with UN refugee agency
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Saudi woman seeking asylum in Australia to meet with UN refugee agency

The Australian government has made representations to the UN refugee agency and the Thai government in the case of Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun.

  • by Latika Bourke
Gutted and stuffed with concrete: fears for missing Thai activists
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Gutted and stuffed with concrete: fears for missing Thai activists

Two bodies with concrete in their stomachs have washed up on the Thai-Laos border, as fears grow they belong to missing critics of the military regime in Bangkok.

  • by Michael Ruffles
Thailand legalises use of marijuana for medicine, but not recreation
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Thailand legalises use of marijuana for medicine, but not recreation

Thailand is the first country in Southeast Asia to take such action, but recreational use remains illegal and subject to a prison term or fine.

‘Destroying our children for sport’: Thailand reconsiders underage Muay Thai

‘Destroying our children for sport’: Thailand reconsiders underage Muay Thai

For the poor, it represents social mobility. For the rich it's a brutal form of gambling in which tens of thousands of dollars can be won and lost each night.

  • by Ben C. Solomon