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#Thai authorities will allow 18-year-old Rahaf Alqunun into the country while the UNHCR processes her case after agency representatives were allowed to meet with her late Monday afternoon, according to Lt. Gen. Surachate Hakparn, immigration bureau chief”…
“After being allowed to meet #RahafAlqunun, UNHCR on Monday agreed to place her under its care & process her for travel to another country, during which #Thailand will allow her entry, Lt. Gen. Surachate Hakparn,immigration bureau chief. told reporters just after 8pm.“ #SaveRahaf Rahaf Alqunun, at center, is escorted by immigration chief Surachate Hakparn, at right, Monday at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport.
“She has left the airport with the UN,” he said. “She’s not being held by the immigration any longer.”

He said that UNHCR had taken #RahafAlqunun from the airport to other accommodations in #Bangkok and it will take about five days to find a country to accept her.“ #SaveRahaf
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“If her family didn’t kill her after she renounced her faith, they couldn’t go around in public after this, so they have to do it. It’s like, ‘If you’re a man you should prove it’. If they don’t kill her they can’t go outside & see other men.”

“My family is strict and locked me in a room for six months just for cutting my hair,” she said, adding that she was certain she would be imprisoned if sent back. “I’m sure 100% they will kill me as soon as I get out of the Saudi jail".

“She’s desperately fearful of her family, including her father, a senior government official, and given Saudi Arabia’s long track record of looking the other way in so-called honour violence incidents, her worry she could be killed if returned cannot be discounted”

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Germany makes a statement on behalf of #SaveRahaf Thank you Germany the leader of the free world. Rahaf is fighting for her life to get asylum and not be sent back to get murdered.
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Right now, like RIGHT NOW, an 18-year-old Saudi woman is being dragged to a @KuwaitAirways flight in Bangkok to be sent back to the family she fled last week. She has requested asylum and fears she will be killed if she goes home.
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There are guards outside Rahaf’s hotel room. It’s 6.20am in Thailand. She’s been threatened to be put on the 11.15 am @KuwaitAirways flight. She’s been denied access to a lawyer. She wants to speak to @UNHCRThailand and claim asylum #SaveRahaf
Official from @KuwaitAirways is at Rahaf’s door but she’s refusing to leave #SaveRahaf
So the 11.15am @KuwaitAirways flight has left - Rahaf is safe and still at BKK. But the Thai government is reportedly blocking @UNHCRThailand from coming to speak with her? Why? #SaveRahaf
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Please pass this on to anyone who you think can intervene. This Saudi ex-Muslim woman is currently trapped in Don Mueang Airport while attempting to escape to Australia. Thai authorities are trying to forceably repatriate her.… @AusAmbBKK @USEmbassyBKK
Correction: Rahaf is at Suvarnabhumi Airport.
“They will kill me.” #SaveRahaf…
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Translation of tweets from the #Saudi woman trying to flee into asylum who said she is being held at #Bangkok airport: “I am the girl who escaped #Kuwait to #Thailand. My life is in real danger if I am forced to return to #Saudi Arabia.”
“My name is Rahaf Mohamed. I will publish my full name publicly if my family and the #Saudi embassy and the #Kuwaiti embassy man don’t stop chasing me”
“I am 20 years old and I should be able to live alone, freely, independent of anyone who does not respect my dignity and who doesn’t respect me as a woman.”
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