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Saudi Woman Held at Bangkok Airport Fears Family Will Kill Her If Repatriated

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posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 06:30 AM
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This story is being carried at a few different locations. Saudi Woman Held at Bangkok Airport Fears Family Will Kill Her If Repatriated...full title... www.theepochtimes.com...


A Saudi woman is being held at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand after trying to escape her family in Saudi Arabia.

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, said she renounced her religion, Islam, and now fears for her life if repatriated as planned on early Jan. 7.



According to a series of live videos and messages that Rahaf posted to Twitter, she had planned to travel to Australia to apply for asylum.

Video from @rahaf84427714 just sent from her hotel room at the #Bangkok airport. She has barricaded herself in the room & says she will not leave until she is able to see #UNHCR. Why is #Thailand not letting @Refugees see her for refugee status determination? @hrw #SaveRahaf pic.twitter.com/3lb2NDRsVG

— Phil Robertson (@Reaproy) January 7, 2019

Rahaf told AFP news agency that after she landed in Bangkok, her passport was confiscated at the airport by Saudi and Kuwaiti officials.

Her father had reported her for traveling without a male guardian. According to The Daily Mail, her father had told an airport employee official via messaging app Whatsapp that she was mentally ill but did not provide evidence when asked.


She is mental for renouncing Islam and escaping by herself from an abusive family if she is to be believed.. She is 18 years old which is twice as old as some of the brides in Saudi Arabia.. she should be free to make her own decisions about her life IMO but... she will be killed for traveling without a family escort and renouncing Islam.. See the first link for video she posted and a more in depth article.

The Thai title of their article is: Saudi woman, 18, barricades self in Thai hotel to avoid being sent home..

If you call a transit room at Bangkok airport a hotel then maybe I should check on their prices and room service !
The local spin is she was refused a visa but her booking was for a continuation of a flight to Australia. Something of the local Thai version is weird and smells of hanky panky IMO.


"She has barricaded herself in the room & says she will not leave" until she is allowed to meet the U.N. refugee agency and claim asylum, Human Rights Watch's deputy Asia director Phil Robertson said on Twitter.



Qunun was refused entry on Saturday by Thai immigration officials. Thai authorities deny acting at the request of the Saudi government and say she did not have the correct documents for a visa on arrival.

Yet her passport was confiscated at the airport by Saudi and Kuwaiti officials ... I am rather sure her passport was handed to the Saudi and Kuwaiti officials by Thai immigration as the Saudi and Kuwaiti officials had requested...

She is being held at the airport as they took her passport away upon arrival. She has publicly renounced Islam (that is a death sentence in Saudi Arabia).. Here farther and brother have already threatened to kill her. Just one girl of 1000s but one girl brave enough to try to escape..
newsletter.thaivisa.com...

The Saudi's invest and spend a lot of money in Thailand.. Right or wrong, Money talks...




posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 06:44 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Thai immigration is known for being on the take and looking for all opportunities for extra cash. It would not surprise me at all if the immigration officers handed the passport over without a second thought for some cash under the table.

The Thai government is garbage, the Thai people keep electing corrupt presidents and they keep falling to military coups. That about sums up the lengths of their incompetence.

Great country to visit though!



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 07:03 AM
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a reply to: SpartanStoic

Regardless I feel sorry for the girl for she knows it is a death sentence or possibly worse if she is put on an airplane to Saudi Arabia. If there ever was a time for a human rights organization to step in this is a fairly straight forward case IMO.



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 07:03 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Huge crude oil tariffs on Saudi Arabia-but we all know what will happen-nothing.

Their shenanigans have been going on for far too long, it's time the world stood firm-except the US because Trump is all too willing to drop the soap.
edit on 7-1-2019 by Thecakeisalie because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 07:27 AM
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a reply to: Thecakeisalie

If this story got traction in the US she would no doubt be given asylum, who could say no?



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 07:28 AM
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posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 07:28 AM
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Trump will as hard on the Saudis as he is on NK on human rights.
The sanctions are underway!
/lol



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 07:42 AM
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Saudi Arabia has giving the death penalty in the past for blasphemy, Link


A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced a man to death for apostasy after he filmed himself tearing up a copy of the Koran, a new test case for the country's human rights record just as its most powerful rising prince was visiting Downing Street.


Now this lady is plastered all over the world news denouncing her religion. Maybe the family could get her off with just a few lashing or something if she taken back and proven as mentally ill. It is risky though. One thing having a temper tantrum at home, quite another when you are on the other side of the world and the world knows it. If she does make it to Australia now would have a good case for asylum. It is a world of its own being stuck in customs though.

At the moment, Saudi Arabia perform capital punishment on about 150 people a year for various reasons.



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 07:45 AM
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In glad to not be a woman in these coubtries where a 4000 year old culture is thriving with the same ideas from 4000 years ago



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 08:41 AM
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a reply to: toysforadults

Hang on a tick ... this isn't right, now yes;




Thai immigration is known for being on the take and looking for all opportunities for extra cash. It would not surprise me at all if the immigration officers handed the passport over without a second thought for some cash under the table.


and I'd bet cash money she gave her naive 18yo self away on social media to her friends ... and trackers, who went to Thailand, paid for her return and viola, she's in a hotel room getting media coverage .... why?

OK, Mohammed Bin Salman, the supposedly "new liberal Saudi king" who's let women drive and vote AND locked up half the royal family for corruption (he's apparently 'draining KSA's swamp' too) is being dragged through the mud at the moment, yet he's been one of the Don's great allies so far.

BUT recently 'mysterious forces' have tried to implicate him in the Kashoggi death/murder which I think he's been 'set up' for by the part of the M%%$@D who is working for the cabal . Mercenaries effectively.

After all -- who actually fired that missle? Stolen sub? "stolen" by who? From who? BTW the CIA has had it's own subs since the 70's or before


Maybe this is bin Salman's PR opportunity, as he gets a chance to "step in and 'white knight' for women in SA and save the day" while promising this "girl" will be 'safe' under his rule. SOP when dealing with bad publicity? Could work a treat, esp as I don't think the MSM controls much Arabic news (I could be wrong on that, IDK about the allegiance of that Qatari mob)

IDK just a thought from my conspiratorial mind


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posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 08:49 AM
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Thai officials promise not to deport Saudi woman seeking asylum in Australia

The flight back to Kuwait she was supposed to be deported on apparently left without her... So that's positive.

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Afterwards, Thailand's Immigration Police Chief, Surachet Hakpal, said in a news conference that Ms Alqunun was safe from deportation.

"We will talk to her and do whatever she requests. Since she escaped trouble to seek our help, we are the Land of Smiles, we will not send anyone to their death," he said. "We won't do that, we will adhere to the human rights principles under the rule of law.

"If she prefers to travel to Australia, we will coordinate with the (Australian) embassy for her. "But if she wants to remain in Thailand, we will have to talk to the UNHCR for the UNHCR to accept her as an asylum seeker in order to consider her refugee status."


Hopefully it all goes well for her... It seriously is disgraceful how women are treated in Saudi Arabia.



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 09:51 AM
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Let china do with her as they please. If you don't like the result then it's time to write your politicians about our "ally" Saudi Arabia.


I don't like when international partisan groups use people as an excuse for psyops in another country... so lets figure out if thats what this is.



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 10:59 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

I used to have a Saudi friend. She left her husband in England and after that her father kept her in SA refusing to let her leave.



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 11:00 AM
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a reply to: Antipathy17

China?



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 11:30 AM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

Thailand lololol



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 04:30 PM
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originally posted by: Subaeruginosa
a reply to: 727Sky

Thai officials promise not to deport Saudi woman seeking asylum in Australia

The flight back to Kuwait she was supposed to be deported on apparently left without her... So that's positive.

Also...


Afterwards, Thailand's Immigration Police Chief, Surachet Hakpal, said in a news conference that Ms Alqunun was safe from deportation.

"We will talk to her and do whatever she requests. Since she escaped trouble to seek our help, we are the Land of Smiles, we will not send anyone to their death," he said. "We won't do that, we will adhere to the human rights principles under the rule of law.

"If she prefers to travel to Australia, we will coordinate with the (Australian) embassy for her. "But if she wants to remain in Thailand, we will have to talk to the UNHCR for the UNHCR to accept her as an asylum seeker in order to consider her refugee status."


Hopefully it all goes well for her... It seriously is disgraceful how women are treated in Saudi Arabia.


Thank you for the information. As long as she is not sent to her death it is an improvement and darn sure makes me feel better about what is right and what is wrong.. I am glad one of the big boys of Thailand stepped in and sorted this out for the moment.. Will have to wait and see what else comes down.



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 05:32 PM
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originally posted by: Antipathy17
a reply to: Xcathdra

Thailand lololol


You said China in your post. Was trying to understand what you were saying.



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 05:33 PM
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National Radio this morning announced UNHCR workers have been granted access to her to assess her claims for asylum. It seems as if, thank God this poor young woman may be spared a barbaric death at the hands of her family.



posted on Jan, 7 2019 @ 05:42 PM
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Want to know what oppression feels and looks like, move to Saudi Arabia. I hope this woman finds her freedom away from that hellhole and her obviously fanatical parents.



posted on Jan, 8 2019 @ 06:58 AM
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originally posted by: IAMALLYETALLIAM
National Radio this morning announced UNHCR workers have been granted access to her to assess her claims for asylum. It seems as if, thank God this poor young woman may be spared a barbaric death at the hands of her family.



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My question is if she finally makes it to Australia or any other country how long before some soldier of Islam kills her for renouncing the one true faith ? What a sorry predicament for someone so young.




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