Saudi woman fleeing family temporarily admitted to Thailand

Photo of Saudi woman fleeing family temporarily admitted to Thailand
Facebook
VKontakte
share_fav

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun denied entry to Thailand by immigration officials en route to Australia

An 18-year-old woman detained in Thailand after fleeing her family in Saudi Arabia and renouncing Islam will not be sent back to the Middle East against her wishes, Thai officials have said.

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun barricaded herself inside a transit zone hotel room in Bangkok airport to prevent immigration officials putting her on a flight to Kuwait. She was denied entry to Thailand while en route to Australia, where she has a three-month multiple-entry tourist visa and said she was intending to seek asylum.

Continue reading...
view The Guardian: World News
#asia pacific
#middle east and north africa
#australia news
#thailand
#saudi arabia
#world news