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Refugees Saudi Arabia is allowed to remain in Thailand

stay on their flight at the Bangkok airport, stopped in Saudi Arabia, first may in Thailand. She left in the meantime, the building, accompanied by the UNHCR. The 18-Year-old fled to their own information in front of your family.

Thailand not to deport a young woman from Saudi-Arabia for the time being, however, in their home. The chief of the Thai immigration authority, Surachate Hakpan said, according to the online portal, "Khaosod English". You send anyone to death, it said. According to its own information, the 18-Year-old escaped during a family trip to Kuwait from domestic violence and forced marriage.

In the care of the UNHCR

in the Meantime, Rahaf Mohammed al-Kunun has left the Airport. She was accompanied by representatives of the UN refugee Agency UNHCR. These check whether the young woman is entitled to a special protection as a refugee, confirmed the organization of the Evangelical press service. The Agency stressed that asylum seekers and refugees may not be in your country of origin, and deported, as long as their freedom and their lives are threatened.

The woman had been detained on the way to Australia to the international airport of the Thai capital, Bangkok, by Saudi Embassy staff. Thailand had initially announced, the young woman disclosed. Then your passport had been seized. In the meantime, you have these and you can feel safe in the company of the UNHCR, she wrote on Twitter.

support also from Germany

support for the woman, there are also from Germany. A spokesman for the German foreign office in Berlin said the German Embassy in Thailand had become due to humanitarian concern for the welfare of the woman go. The representation was in contact with Thai authorities, UNHCR and other embassies, the woman was contacted.

The Saudi chargé d'affaires in Bangkok, Abdullah al-Schuaibi, had previously declared that his country had nothing to do with the case. "She was stopped by the airport authorities because they violated Thai laws," he was quoted on the Saudi news website Sabk. You've apparently had no return ticket, no hotel reservation, and not a tourist visa. The Saudi Embassy have no power to stop anyone at the airport.

This one from Human Rights Watch provided video still image shows Alkunun in a hotel room at the international airport in Bangkok.


On Twitter al had written-Kunun, it should be pressure on Saudi Arabian authorities to return to their family forced, would you bring that in "real danger". Male relatives had beaten and threatened with death. A year and a half she had been locked in her room because she had cut her hair shorter.

The fate of al-Kununs is not an isolated case. Repeatedly there are reports that saudi Arabian women are fleeing from violence and deprivation in their home. Although some rules were relaxed. So women are allowed to control, in the meantime, a car, or in local elections cast their votes. However, the law is that women of the male guardianship subordinate to, and are still in force. Without the consent of a male family member or guardian, you are allowed to travel, for example, or get married.

2017 Dina Lasloom caused a stir. The woman had been stopped on their way to Australia and back to Saudi Arabia.

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