Home Affairs Portfolio Spokesperson Statement

Regardig Hakeem al-Araibi's detention in Thailand

  • Membership of Interpol creates certain obligations on member agencies.
  • The Interpol National Central Bureau in Australia advised Thai authorities in relation to the scheduled arrival of a person who was the subject of an Interpol Red Notice.
  • The Interpol Red Notice was not put in place by Australia; the existence of the Interpol Red Notice would have come to the attention of Thai authorities when the person attempted to enter Thailand.
  • Any action taken in response to the Interpol Red Notice is a matter for Thai authorities.
  • Any further questions on this matter are a matter for Thai authorities.