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Saudi girl permitted to live in Thailand

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BANGKOK – A girl named Rahaf al Qanoon, who is a Saudi national, ran from Kuwait to Thailand where she locked herself in a hotel room and refused to come out until UNHCR, (UN institution for refugees) officials wouldn’t come.

Upon UNHCR official arrival, it was reveled that the girl ran from Saudi Arabia against her forced marriage which she obviously did not want to do. She was going to Australia for seeking political refuge but Thai officials stopped her on the way and wanted to deport her back to Saudi Arabia, against which, Rahaf protested and called UNHCR for help. UNHCR has accepted her application and her granted her permission to live in Thailand until any other political asylum is not granted to her.

A girl named Rahaf al Qanoon, who is a Saudi national, ran from Kuwait to Thailand where she locked herself in a hotel room and refused to come out until UNHCR, (UN institution for refugees) officials wouldn’t come.

Upon UNHCR official arrival, it was reveled that the girl ran from Saudi Arabia against her forced marriage which she obviously did not want to do. She was going to Australia for seeking political refuge but Thai officials stopped her on the way and wanted to deport her back to Saudi Arabia, against which, Rahaf protested and called UNHCR for help.

UNHCR has accepted her application and her granted her permission to live in Thailand until any other political asylum is not granted to her.