UPDATE: Saudi woman fleeing her family granted refugee status by UN

JANUARY 9, 2019

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An 18-year-old woman fleeing Saudi Arabia has been recognized as a refugee by the United Nations after she hid inside a hotel room in Thailand to prevent her forcible return.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) assessed Rahaf al-Qunun’s claims and referred her to Australia for possible resettlement, The Guardian reported Wednesday.

The article goes on to state the following:

Qunun made headlines over the weekend after she barricaded herself inside a  hotel room near the Bangkok airport to prevent being placed on a return flight to Saudi Arabia. She claims that she is fleeing her abusive family who have threatened to kill her since she renounced Islam.

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