A Saudi teenager who fled to Thailand and feared his family would kill her for renouncing Islam has claimed that…
A Saudi teenager who fled to Thailand and feared his family would kill her for renouncing Islam has claimed that he had received asylum in Australia and said, “I’m so glad to start a new life.”
Rahaf Mohammed Al-Qunun made headlines earlier this week after she started tweeting from the Bangkok airport transit area.
The 18-year-old said she had fled from Kuwait and that her life would be in danger if she was forced to return to Saudi Arabia.
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun (pictured today) 18, made headlines earlier this week after she started tweeting from the Bangkok transit area
The 18-year-old (pictured with her 12-year-old sister Joud) said she had “escaped Kuwait” and that her life would be in danger if she had to return to Saudi Arabia
Within a few hours she gathered one Big consequence on Twitter, as she refused to board a flight back to the Conservative Empire and barred herself inside a hotel room. 19659002] The Thai authorities allowed her to enter the country on Monday night and the UN refugee office referred Rahaf to Australia for consideration for refugee settlement.
Yesterday, Australian foreign minister Marise Payne was in Bangkok after Canberra said it would consider giving asylum to 18 years old. Payne said there was no timeframe for the assessment of the case.
The 18-year-old was imprisoned in Thailand after her arrival in the country. She is depicted as barricaded in a hotel in a hotel in a flight to avoid expulsion
Al-Qunun, pictured at Bangkok Airport, ran away from a family trip to Kuwait last week and flew to Thailand hoping to reach Australia on a tourist visa
Now, in an exclusive interview with Daily Mail Australia, Rahaf has claimed that her case has succeeded – even though the Australian government has not yet officially confirmed this.
“They accepted me,” she said. & # 39; I’m so happy! I’ll start a new life. “
She added that she should not reveal where she is in Bangkok.
” I am in a hotel, there are police officers and guards for my safety, “she said.
She cannot say when she will travel to Australia, but said it will be soon.
She does not know exactly in the country she will live.
& # 39; They told me they gave me an apartment, but I did not ask was “Rahaf said.” “It is just like three months.” She described in recent days and did not know her fate so hard.
Al-Qunun (pictured) claims that her family would kill her if she was sent home to Saudi Arabia, where she is renounced from Islam and “rebellion” against his father
Al-Qunun’s fancy message after her trial at the Bangkok airport was “fighting and getting your rights” 19659033] The Saudi teens posted the caption “Hi .. I’m happy”, along with a smile himself her Twitter account after the UN had confirmed she was a refugee ” class=”blkBorder img-share” />
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