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Saudi girl detained in Suvarnabhumi Airport hotel meets with UNHCR

Jan 07. 2019
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By The Nation

A UN High Commissioner for Refugees on Monday met Saudi woman who ran away from her family and was detained at Suvarnabhumi Airport on her way to Australia.

UNHCR spokeswoman Caroline Gluck told the Nation in a telephone interview at 6.30pm that the meeting was going on. A representative met Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun at a hotel room in the airport where she was detained.

Meanwhile Sophie McNeill, ABC reporter, tweeted, “UN has arrived. They are interviewing Rahaf. They gave their word that she would remain in their custody & that she is now safe. This is what they promised.”


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