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Thai court sets extradition hearing of Bahraini footballer for April

Reuters Bangkok, Thailand Feb 04, 2019, 02.31 PM (IST)

Araibi was arrested in Thailand in November while on his honeymoon and says that he faces persecution and torture if sent back to Bahrain. The court gave the defence team until April 5 to submit documents opposing the extradition, and set April 22 for a preliminary hearing of witnesses and evidence, said defence lawyer Nadthasiri Bergman.