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Thailand does not send back the saudi woman who fled her family

the News comes from the head of Thailand's migrationsbyrå, Surachate Hakparn, after that this has met representatives of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in Bangkok concerning the young woman.

– She gets permission to stay .... she is taken care of by the UNHCR now says Hakparn according to AFP.

According to the Hakparn it will take at least five to seven days for the UN team to assess her situation. In the meantime, she is guaranteed to stay in Thailand, reports the Bangkok Post.

the News that the immigration authorities not to send home the teenager against her will came shortly after a court in Bangkok has rejected a request from the organisation Human Rights Watch to stop the deportation.

a citizen of saudi arabia 18-year-old, Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, who fled Kuwait where her family lives. During the night of Monday, she put up a video online where it shows how she barricaded himself in a hotel room at the airport in Thailand's capital Bangkok in order to avoid being sent back.

The 18-year-old woman has applied for asylum in the country and has called on other passengers to help protest against the expulsion.

She indicated to the AFP that she escaped from her family because she suffered physical and mental abuse.

She has said that she has been locked up in the home in months, been prevented from training, travel and drive a car and that the family also threatened to kill her. ”My family prevents me from living.”

Her plan was to travel to Australia and seek asylum there, and she says that she is afraid to be killed if she is forced home by the thai authorities, who stopped her at the airport on Sunday.

the head of Thailand's migrationsbyrå, Surachate Hakparn, to 18-year-old was waiting to board a plane home to Kuwait and that a thai employee and representative of the Saudi embassy was with her.

But late in the afternoon local time came a new bid from the migration office: She would not be sent anywhere against their will.

The current planet here very properly to lift, but the woman on board.

that she was stopped by the saudi and kuwaiti officials when she last came to the airport in Bangkok and that her travel documents were taken from her. The recent report of the human rights organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW). The saudi ministry of foreign affairs denies, however, that the woman's passport has been seized.

Thai authorities report that the woman was not allowed to enter the country because she lacked the right documents. Therefore, contacted the Saudi embassy for the ”coordination”.

Phil Robertson at the HRW says that the woman faces serious danger if she is forced to return to saudi Arabia and Thailand should let her meet with representatives of the UN refugee agency UNHCR and seek asylum.

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