Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun

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Thailand signals more tolerant refugee policy after Saudi case

Jan 17, 2019 - 5:24 PM

Immigration chief Surachate Hakparn says he will take a new approach and that under his supervision 'there will be no one involuntarily sent back to the country if they don't want to go back'

Runaway Saudi teen settles in Canada after being granted asylum

Jan 13, 2019 - 10:01 AM

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun arrives in Toronto while wearing a gray hoodie emblazoned with the red word 'CANADA' and a blue cap with the UNHCR's logo

ASYLUM. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun smiles as she is introduced to the media at Toronto Pearson International Airport alongside Canadian minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland (R) on January 12, 2019. Photo by Burston/Getty Images/AFP

Saudi teen asylum seeker expected in Canada

Jan 12, 2019 - 4:36 PM

The move is sure to further strain Canada's relations with the kingdom that went sideways last August over Ottawa's human rights criticism of Saudi Arabia

SEEKING. This handout picture taken by the Thai Immigration Bureau on January 7, 2019 Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed al-Qanun being escorted by a Thai immigration officer and UNHCR officials at Suvarnabhumi international airport in Bangkok. Handout / Thai Immigration Bureau / AFP

Saudi teen's asylum case being judged at lightning speed

Jan 10, 2019 - 8:44 PM

Rahaf Mohammed Qunun's savvy use of Twitter throughout her ordeal at Bangkok airport galvanizes a global campaign and calls for her to be granted asylum

SEEKING ASYLUM. File photo of a screen grab from a video released to AFPTV via the Twitter account of Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun. Handout/Courtesy of Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun/AFP

Australia to 'consider' Saudi woman's asylum plea

Jan 08, 2019 - 7:46 PM

Australia says it will 'carefully consider' the asylum claim of an 18-year-old Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun

This handout picture taken and released by the Thai Immigration Bureau on January 7, 2019 shows 18-year-old Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed al-Qanun (C) being escorted by a Thai immigration officer (R) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) officials at Suvarnabhumi international airport in Bangkok. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, seeking asylum has left Bangkok airport "under the care" of the UN refugee agency, a Thai official said on January 7, following her desperate plea against deportation. Handout / Thai Immigration Bureau / AFP

Saudi woman seeking asylum 'under the care' of UN agency: Thai official

Jan 07, 2019 - 8:40 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun says she ran away from her family while travelling in Kuwait because they subjected her to physical and psychological abuse

ASYLUM-SEEKER. This screen grab from a video released to AFPTV via the Twitter account of Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun on January 7, 2019 shows a still of Qunun speaking in Bangkok on January 7. Handout/Courtesy of Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun/AFP