After a prevented deportation from Thailand in her home, a young woman from Saudi Arabia is now waiting for the departure in a third country. The 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed al-Kunun is in the care of the UN refugee Agency UNHCR.

The airport of Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, was allowed to leave now. According to the UN, it will probably take several days to clear, where you can leave the country.

The woman was acting according to its own information from your own family, miss, seeks asylum. Allegedly, she has an entry visa for Australia. The UNHCR representative in Thailand, Giuseppe de Vicentiis, said: “We are very grateful to the Thai authorities, Al-have not sent Kunun against their will to go home.”

The woman had dropped off during a visit to Kuwait of her family and was flown to Thailand. There they prevented the authorities at the weekend, however, the planned journey to Australia and set. With a campaign on the messaging service Twitter, it managed to draw international attention to the case. In the meantime, your Twitter account, more than 80,000 people follow.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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