When: 4:30pm 19th December 2018
Where: Australian Federal Police, 383 LaTrobe St, West Melbourne, VIC
Facebook event here
Bahraini refugee Hakeem Al-Araibi, a permanent Australian resident living in Melbourne, is being held in Thailand and faces deportation back to the threat of torture in Bahrian. He fled Bahrain because of persecution and torture due to his peaceful involvement in protest against the ruling family during the Arab Spring of 2011.
Hakeem asked the Australian government if it was safe to travel to Thailand, they told him yes. At the same time the Australian Federal Police, who report to Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton informed Thai authorities of an Interpol ‘red notice’. A ‘red notice’ is a form of international arrest warrant.
Not only was the red notice only issue after Bahrain found out about Hakeem’s travel plans, not only is there footage of him playing soccer at the exact time he was accused of vandalising a police station, but Interpol is not allowed to subject refugees to red notices from the country from which they fled persecution.
Join us to protest the AFP decision to alert Thai authorities to the politically motivated bogus red notice. Join us to demand answers to the questions the AFP and the department of Home Affairs refuse to answer about the sequence of events and who was responsble.
Join the protest to demand Thai authorities release Hakeem.
Join the protest to demand the Australian government redouble its efforts to call for Hakeem’s release.
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