Australian Government Considers Asylum for Saudi Teen in Bangkok

The Australian Government has offered a ray of hope to the Saudi teenager fleeing her family after a dramatic stand-off with Thai officials.

Australian Government Considers Asylum for Saudi Teen in Bangkok

BANGKOK – An 18-year-old Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, who has fled her family and homeland is now under the care of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR) and she is applying for asylum through the UN’s refugee body, according to a Thai official. Speaking to reporters after meeting Rahaf Mohammed Mutlaq Alqunun and […]

18 Year-old Saudi Teen Placed “Under the Care” of the United Nations, Obstacles Saudi Women Runaways Face

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun says she will be killed if she is repatriated to Saudi Arabia by Thai immigration officials.

18 Year-old Saudi Teen Placed “Under the Care” of the United Nations, Obstacles Saudi Women Runaways Face

BANGKOK – The 18 year-old Saudi teen who made her desperate plea for asylum after landing at Bangkok airport has been placed “under the care” of the United Nations refugee agency, a Thai official said late Monday. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun told AFP she ran away from her family while travelling in Kuwait because they subjected […]

Thailand’s Chief of Immigration Police Surachate Hakparn Steps Up and Grants 18 Year-Saudi Girl Entry into Thailand

Pol Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn told reporters Monday night that 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun would be granted entry under the protection of the office of the UN High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR).

Thailand’s Chief of Immigration Police Surachate Hakparn Steps Up and Grants 18 Year-Saudi Girl Entry into Thailand

BANGKOK – Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun an 18 year-old Saudi girl seeking passage through Thailand to asylum in Australia will be temporarily admitted to Thailand for evaluation by the UN refugee agency, Thai immigration police chief Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn told the press yesterday. Gen Surachate Hakparn told reporters Monday night that 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun […]

Saudi Teen Detained at Bangkok Airport Says She Fears Death if Repatriated

"I'm sure 100 percent they will kill me as soon as I get out of the Saudi jail," she said, adding that she was "scared" and "losing hope".

Saudi Teen Detained at Bangkok Airport Says She Fears Death if Repatriated

BANGKOK – An 18 year-old Saudi teen has been denied entry into Thailand after she was stopped by Saudi and Kuwaiti officials when she arrived in Suvarnabhumi airport and her travel document was forcibly taken from her, a claim backed by Human Rights Watch. “They took my passport,” she told AFP, adding that her male […]