Lawyers for a dual Saudi and Australian citizen facing deportation from Morocco to Saudi Arabia have asked the UN to raise his case with the Moroccan authorities.

Osama al-Hasani was arrested on his arrival in Morocco last month in connection with an Interpol notice from Saudi Arabia, citing charges of theft – which he’s denied.

A Moroccan court has now approved the extradition request.

Mr Hasani’s wife and his supporters say they fear what might happen to him if he is sent back to Saudi Arabia.