Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teenager given refugee status by the UN

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Minister says he will consider Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun’s asylum request if she is found to be a refugee

Australia’s home affairs minister has warned there will be “no special treatment” in the case of Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, the 18-year-old Saudi woman who barricaded herself in a Bangkok airport hotel room to prevent her forcible return to a family she claims will kill her.

While there has been a groundswell of support for Qunun to be granted refugee status and resettled in Australia, Peter Dutton, a hardliner in Australia’s conservative government, said: “There is no special circumstance for anybody in this situation.

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