She has barricaded herself inside her transit hotel room at Bangkok airport to avoid being sent home by Thai authorities, a rights group said on Monday. She was reportedly held at the airport at the request of Saudi officials who want to stop her from fleeing to Australia.
"She had a passport but no return ticket, no travel plan, and no destination or hotel reservation in Thailand.so per airport security procedures, immigration denied her entry". In her initial social media pleas, Ms Qunun said her family was powerful in Saudi society but she did not identify them.
Thai immigration officials had tried to return Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun to Kuwait where her family is, but she refused to board a flight on Monday and barricaded herself into her airport hotel room.
Rahaf Mohammed Al-Qunun's desperate bid to reach Australia will be "carefully considered" if the United Nations deems she is at risk, an official told AFP.
Saudi women are subject to strict male guardianship laws and must obtain consent from a male relative for travel documents.
"We are very grateful that the Thai authorities did not send back Ms al-Qunun against her will and are extending protection to her", he said.
UNHCR has been following developments closely and immediately sought access from the Thai authorities to meet with Ms. Mohammed Al-qunun, 18, to assess her need for global protection.
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Alqunun says she has previously faced domestic abuse by male family members including beatings and death threats.
Another official told a Saudi-owned TV channel that Qunun's father had contacted the mission for "help" in bringing her back.
The teenager accused her family of being abusive, and therefore, hoped to seek asylum in Australia.
Her fate on arriving back in Saudi Arabia remains unknown.
"As of now, she does not wish to go back and we will not force her", he said on Monday. I will be forcibly repatriated tomorrow to Kuwait and then Saudi. "I'm shouting out for help of humanity".
She said she feared her family would kill her as she had renounced Islam.
It denied allegations that her passport had been seized.
Gen. Surachate Hakparn told reporters about the case of the woman, Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun.
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"When I landed at the airport, someone came and said he would process the (Thai) visa but he took my passport".
Ms Mohammed al-Qunun wrote on Twitter that she had made a decision to share her name and details because she had "nothing to lose" now.
Saudi citizens visiting Thailand are also eligible to apply for a visa on arrival when entering the country.
"I'm under there sight all times and have been asked to get back to the room", said Rehaf's post.
"They wanted me to pray and to wear a veil, and I didn't want to".
Another tweet read: 'I'm afraid my family will kill me'. "Human Rights Watch is monitoring the situation closely", he said.
Another Saudi woman, Dina Lasloom, flew to the Philippines in 2017 while trying to escape Saudi Arabia. The statement said the case is a "family affair but yet, it is under the care and attention of the Embassy".
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