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Saudi woman grants refugee status, could get asylum in Australia: NPR

Saudi Arabian MEP Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun walks by in front of the Thai immigration chief, General Surachate Hakparn (right), before leaving Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. Australia says it is considering granting resettlement of refugees to the Saudi Arabians, who have been arrested by the U.N. fled from her family. Immigration police over AP Hide caption Caption switch Immigration police over …

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Saudi woman, who fled the family, is granted refugee status

BANGKOK – A young woman from Saudi Arabia who barricaded herself in a hotel room in Bangkok to prevent deportation was recognized as a refugee by the UN refugee agency on Wednesday, Australian officials said, paving the way for An asylum application Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, said she was afraid her relatives would kill her if she was forced to …

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Why can a Saudi woman be arrested for disobeying her father?

Image copyright AFP Caption Samar Badawi, along with Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton, has campaigned for equality Saudi Arabia gained international fame last year when it lifted a long-standing driving ban. The conservative Gulf kingdom also lifted the ban on women and girls in public schools and allowed women to watch football matches in stadiums But activists said that the …

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Saudi teen seeking asylum, afraid that family will kill her: NPR

In this image, taken from a video released by Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun / Human Rights Watch, Rahaf Mohammed Alqunan looks at her mobile phone while locked in a hotel room at an international airport in Bangkok, Thailand. Alqunan says she flees from abuses by her family and wants asylum in Australia. AP Hide Caption Switch caption AP In this image, …

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Rahaf al-Qunun, 18, a Saudi woman fleeing the family and seeking asylum, is quenching herself at Bangkok Airport Hotel

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who claimed she fled her abused family and was desperately in search of asylum was holed up in her hotel room at an airport in Bangkok, Thailand, to avoid being taken on a plane to Kuwait will be waiting where their family is waiting, Human Rights Watch said Monday. Group deputy Asia director Phil Robertson tweeted …

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The fleeing Saudi woman facing deportation remains in Thailand for now

BANGKOK – A young woman from Saudi Arabia who fled Thailand before being deported received a short respite on Monday after requested a short video from her barricaded hotel room requesting asylum Thailand officials who had previously said that they would take them on a plane to Kuwait allowed her to stay at the airport hotel in Bangkok when the …

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