Thai court denies bail for soccer player with Australian refugee status who’s wanted in Bahrain

A former soccer player for the Bahrain national team with Australian refugee status must remain in detention in Thailand as he awaits possible extradition, a Bangkok court said on Tuesday, despite campaigners fears he could be tortured if returned to the Gulf state.
Hakeem al-Araibi says he was arrested and beaten at the start of the Arab spring protests in Bahrain in 2012, and was granted refugee status in Australia five years later. The 25-year-old, who now plays for semi-professional club…