Human rights lawyer critical of Australia tipping off Thai authorities about refugee footballer’s travel plans
By Connie Agius on PM
A leading human rights lawyer is questioning the decision of Australian authorities to notify police in Thailand that Bahraini refugee Hakeem Al Araibi was on his way to Thailand.
Toby Cadman says the decision may put him at risk of being returned to a country he fled because of torture.
But border security experts say Australian authorities were simply fulfilling their obligations to Interpol.
Duration: 5min 7sec Broadcast: Wed 12 Dec 2018, 6:41pm
Toby Cadman, international human rights lawyer Peter Dutton, Home Affairs Minister Dr John Coyne, head of the Border Security Program, Australian Strategic Policy Institute