Canada, Australia willing to accept Saudi woman : Thai police

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Canada, Australia willing to accept Saudi woman : Thai police

A few nations including Canada and Australia are in converses with the U.N. outcast organization to acknowledge a Saudi haven searcher who fled asserted maltreatment from her family, Thai police said Friday. 

Thailand's migration police boss, Surachate Hakparn, told correspondents the U.N. was quickening the case, however he gave no sign of when the procedure would be finished. 

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun was halted at a Bangkok airplane terminal on Saturday by Thai migration police who denied her entrance and grabbed her international ID. While blockading herself in an air terminal lodging, the 18-year-old propelled an internet based life battle that attracted worldwide consideration regarding her case and enough open and political help to persuade Thai authorities to concede her incidentally under the security of U.N. authorities. 


The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees in the long run allowed her displaced person status on Wednesday. 

Alqunun's case has featured the reason for ladies' rights in Saudi Arabia. A few female Saudis escaping maltreatment by their families have been found endeavoring to look for shelter abroad as of late and returned home. Human rights activists state numerous comparative cases have gone unreported. 

Alqunun has said on her Twitter account that she wishes to look for shelter in Australia. 

Australia's Foreign Minister Marise Payne met with senior Thai authorities in Bangkok on Thursday. She later told journalists that Australia evaluating Alqunun's ask for resettlement, yet there was no explicit time span. 

Payne said she likewise raised Australia's worries with Thai authorities about Hakeem Al-araibi, a 25-year-old previous individual from Bahrain's national soccer crew, who was conceded displaced person status in Australia in 2017 in the wake of escaping his country, where he said he was abused and tormented. 

Hakeem's case is being considered by Thailand's equity framework, she said.