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18-Year-old will not be forced to leave the country

The authorities in Thailand are to force the from Saudi Arabia, the refugees 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed al-Kunun according to its own figures to leave the country. "If you don't want to leave, we will not force you," said the head of the Thai immigration authority, Surachate Hakparn, on Monday at a press conference at the airport in Bangkok.

He also announced a Meeting of the staff of the UN refugee relief work with the young woman, the fear in their homeland for their lives. Despite the protests of human rights learning and international Concerns to send to Thailand, the young woman first of all to your family.

she was detained at the airport of Bangkok to travel to Australia, where they wanted to make according to their own information out of concern for your personal fate of an asylum application. According to the Thai immigration office from Monday, you will now need to take the return flight.

Rahaf Mohammed al-Kunun was landed according to the human rights group, Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday at the airport of the Thai capital. She came up with a machine of the Kuwait Airways from Kuwait and wanted to continue to Australia. For the entry, she had her own claims to already have a visa by the Australian authorities. Then your passport by an employee of the Saudi Embassy had, however, been in Bangkok seized.

The chief of the Thai immigration authority, Surachate Hakparn, told the news Agency AFP, the woman I possessed no papers, no return ticket and no money. She had fled from home to escape a forced marriage. Now you have fear that "they might get in trouble if she returns to Saudi Arabia and back".

a year and A half in the room

locked The young woman wants to Arabia according to its own information away from Saudi because they will be beaten by male members of their own family. Supposedly she was locked up for half a year in her room because she had cut the hair. In addition, you should be threatened with death. During a stay with the family in Kuwait, she had managed to escape. About her fate, she reported in a number of entries on Twitter.

HRW called on the authorities to let the 18-Year-old to Australia to travel or to grant it in Thailand refugee status. A spokesman for the immigration Department said the dpa, however, Al-Kunun have no return Ticket and no money. Therefore, they should to Kuwait. "The Saudi Embassy has told us that she ran away from home." The Saudi Embassy was open, whether it has recovered the passport.

On Monday morning, the woman was in a airport hotel. She also asked the German Embassy in Bangkok for help. The German Ambassador Georg Schmidt, said on Twitter: "We share the great concern to Rahaf Mohammed." You stand by it in connection with the Thai authorities.

In a published in the Internet Video was to see how you barricaded himself in your room at the airport hotel in Bangkok with furniture. A human rights lawyer filed a restraining order against the deportation of the young woman had failed on Monday.

(oli/sda/afp)

Created: 07.01.2019, 09:06 PM

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