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Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi to be freed 'today'

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By Russell Hope, news reporter Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, whose arrest in Thailand while on honeymoon sparked a global campaign to secure his release, is to be freed on Monday, a Thai prosecutor has said. Reuters, quoting a witness, said al-Araibi, 25, who lives and plays in Australia, has left the Bangkok jail where he Read More

Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi to be freed

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Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, held in Thailand while on honeymoon, is to be freed after a Thai court ordered his release. Court spokesman Suriyan Hongvilai said al-Araibi, who lives and plays in Australia, was being processed for release and reports in Thailand say he has already left the remand prison where he was being held. Read More

'Don't send me to Bahrain': Al-Araibi's plea as he faces extradition

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By Siobhan Robbins, SE Asia correspondent Hakeem al-Araibi, a refugee footballer fighting extradition to Bahrain, will spend at least two more months in jail following a hearing at court in Thailand. “Don’t send me to Bahrain,” the 25-year-old pleaded as he appeared barefoot and shackled at the hearing in Bangkok on Monday. He now faces a Read More

Italian fugitive caught after decades on the run

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A fugitive communist militant has been caught in Bolivia after years of freedom abroad. Cesare Battisti escaped from an Italian prison in 1981 while awaiting trial on four counts of murder committed when he was a member of the Armed Proletarians for Communism. He was convicted in absentia in 1990 of the murders of two Read More

Kidnappers demand ransom for billionaire's wife

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Kidnappers are demanding a ransom after taking the wife of one of Norway’s richest men hostage. Police have revealed that Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, married to billionaire property investor Tom Hagen, has not been seen since 31 October. There have been no signs of life from the 68-year-old, police say, but no indication she is dead Read More

‘Hunt for our people goes on’: Moscow warns there’s no ‘safe place’ after US nabs Russian national

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The Russian Foreign Ministry has issued a warning about what it describes as a “hunt on our citizens,” urging travelers to be cautious. The message follows the detention of a Russian citizen by the FBI in Saipan. Russians should take every precaution when traveling abroad and ensure there’s nothing in their records that might interest Read More

Former Moscow region official accused of $200 MILLION fraud extradited to Russia

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France has extradited the former Moscow regional finance minister to Russia. The once high-ranking official and his American wife stand accused of embezzling billions of rubles from the regional budget. The French law enforcement “have complied with the extradition request,” the Russian Prosecutor General’s office said in a statement, adding that the former official, identified Read More

Persecution & intimidation: Fate of Russians in US prisons casts shadow on American justice system

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As Washington continues detentions of Russians across the world the plight of those, who have already fallen into the clutches of the US authorities, raises suspicion about the true colors of the US justice system. In mid-December, yet another Russian citizen was detained outside of Russia’s borders – this time in Finland – at the Read More

‘It’s cold there, she’s lost weight’: Mother of Russian woman in Finnish MALE PRISON reveals details

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A 30-year-old Russian woman, who once lived in the US, is suffering in poor conditions at a Finnish male prison where she has been detained following an American extradition request, her mother told the media. As the witch-hunt for Russian nationals on behalf of the so-called American justice system continues, Mira Terada was unexpectedly arrested Read More