On Saturday, was stopped Rahaf al-Qunun in Bangkok. The 18-year-old saudi woman had fled from her family during a holiday in Kuwait and was on his way to Australia to apply for asylum.
the Reason for her escape was that her father and brothers on several occasions threatened to kill her because she had uploaded photos of herself on social media.
reports chose Thailand to go to saudi Arabia, who want to Rahaf al-Qunun to be sent back, to the meeting. She barricaded herself in a hotel room in Bangkok so that the expulsion could not be enforced.
In saudi Arabia, where she, as a woman, considered to be 'male relatives' property, she is afraid that the family will make reality of their threats. After pressure from Human Rights Watch and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) suspended the thai migrationsmyndigheten on Monday, attempts to send her back.
stopped in last Saturday was not the first time Thailand's military junta went the other shady regimes to the meeting. The footballer and the human rights activist Hakeem al-Araibi from Bahrain is already in custody in the country. He lives as a political refugee in Australia, but were taken into custody during a trip after that his country requested his extradition.
It is sunny its shady back, it is worth reminding about.
And it was in Thailand that the Swedish publisher of the Gui Minhai was kidnapped by chinese agents, of all to condemn the junta's good memory.
nothing to be surprised. Thailand is not only a vacation paradise, but also a dictatorship. Since the military coup of 2014 is underway, according to Human Rights Watch, a ”human rights crisis” in the country.
sunny's shady back, it is worth reminding about. At the same time that we demand that the Rahaf al-Qunun may travel further.