Saudi teenager who fled family is granted refugee status by UN

  09 January 2019    Read: 1253
  Saudi teenager who fled family is granted refugee status by UN

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family and refused to leave her Bangkok hotel room is a refugee, a UN agency has said, the Independent reported.

The case of Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun has been referred to Australia for possible of asylum. In a brief statement, Australia said it would consider the request "in the usual way, as it does with all UNHCR referrals".


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