Hakeem al-Araibi, a Bahraini citizen, will return home to Australia on Tuesday after being held for two months in a Bangkok prison.
"Now the next step is for him to return home", Morrison told reporters in Canberra. Morrison cautioned, however, "as is always in these cases, people aren't home until they're home".
Al-Araibi was detained in November past year over an extradition request from Bahrain upon arriving at Bangkok Airport to start his honeymoon.
But after al-Araibi's release, Bahrain's Foreign Ministry said in a statement the 10-year jail sentence remained in place and reaffirmed the country's right to "pursue all necessary legal actions against him". Al-Araibi, 25, rejoined his wife who was with him when he was arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport on November 27.
Mr al-Araibi alleged his criticism of Bahrain royal family member and Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman was one of the reasons he was being persecuted.
He also believes he was targeted for arrest because of his Shiite faith and because his brother was politically active in Bahrain.
Following the development, his office resolved in a meeting that it would not proceed with the trial against al-Araibi.
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A report commissioned by Bahrain's own monarch in 2011 found authorities engaged in "a systematic practice of physical and psychological mistreatment, which in many cases amounted to torture, with respect to a large number of detainees in their custody".
"I would like to say thanks to Australia".
Al-Araibi's ordeal shone a light on the human rights violations committed against athletes around the world, Foster said. In 2014, Bahrain convicted him in abstentia and sentenced him to a decade in prison. He had travelled to the Thai capital on honeymoon. "My life is in danger".
Al-Araibi has permanent residency in Australia and has lived there for five years. Yet, Australia's Embassy in Thailand released a statement indicating it may have contributed to his arrest in Bangkok by notifying Thailand of his travel.
The refugee footballer was facing the possibility of being sent back to Bahrain - where human rights activists said he would nearly definitely be tortured - after being arrested in Thailand while on his honeymoon. "I love Australia", he said.
Al-Araibi's plight has inspired a broad global outcry that included pressure from the sports world. There was no equivalent of the #SaveHakeem campaign now catching on online when, for example, Thailand turned over a planeload of asylum-seekers to China in 2015, flown back with their heads covered in black hoods and flanked by masked Chinese security agents. On Monday, they celebrated news of his release.
Support for the young footballer's release was galvanised by former Socceroo Craig Foster with FIFA, the International Olympic Committee, and high-profile players calling for Thailand to free him. "It is a commitment enshrined in our human rights policy", he said.