Rahaf al-Qunun flying to Canada in asylum bid

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'I understand that there have been death threats against her but I don't know the details, ' said Phil Robertson from Human Rights Watch.

Alqunun's case once again shone a spotlight on the state of women's rights in Saudi Arabia.

The young Saudi woman who fled her family seeking asylum overseas is scheduled to land in Canada on Saturday after successfully harnessing the power of Twitter to stave off deportation from Thailand. Every girl that is tweeting about this, it's either that she has already escaped or she's using a fake account like me.

Within hours, she amassed a huge following on Twitter as she refused to board a flight back the conservative kingdom and barricaded herself inside a hotel room. The Twitter hashtag.SaveRahaf ensued, and a photo of her behind a door barricaded with a mattress was seen around the world.

If Canada takes Ms Mohammed al-Qunun, it could further upset Saudi-Canada relations. Among those arrested was Samar Badawi, whose family members fled to Canada in 2015 and have since become Canadian citizens.

Surachate discussed Alqunun's situation on Tuesday with Saudi Charge d'Affaires in Thailand Abdalelah Mohammed A. Alsheaiby.

"Canada has been unequivocal", Trudeau said.

"This is part of a long tradition of Canada engaging constructively in the world and working with our partners, allies and the United Nations".

Ms Qunun is now in the care of the UN's refugee agency in Bangkok, which is processing her case.

It praised Thailand for its actions in Ms Qunun's case, but said the country had not treated other asylum-seekers in the same responsible manner.

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Australian government sources denied the Daily Mail report.

"We are providing necessary security for her", he said.

Her father told officers she was not abused or threatened with a forced marriage but as one of 10 children she might have occassionally felt neglected. There was a great deal of worry about that.

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne is also expected to discuss the case of a Bahraini footballer with Australian asylum status who has been jailed in Thailand.

"We should still offer Rahaf a visa so she has the choice to come here if she wants".

The Canada-Saudi Arabia relations have soured after a diplomatic row which was sparked by the Canadian government's call for the immediate release of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi and his sister Samar via Twitter on August 5, 2018.

Labor and the Greens have welcomed Canada's decision to grant a visa Qunun.

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees granted her refugee status on Wednesday.

"Refugee protection today is often under threat and can not always be assured, but in this instance global refugee law and overriding values of humanity have prevailed". In a video clip of the meeting released by Thai immigration police, Alsheaiby is heard telling Thai officials: "From the moment she arrived, she opened a new account and her followers reached nearly 45,000 in a day. and I would have preferred it better if her phone was taken instead of her passport".

Dad keeps my passport with him all the time, we go to hotels and he puts it next to him when he sleeps.

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