Press Conference: Canadian Authorities and Saudi Arabia
press conference: After the 18-year-old refused to board a flight from the Thai capital to Kuwait on Monday, she barricaded herself inside an airport hotel room, according to CTV. The United Nation's refugee agency has declared the teenager is a legitimate refugee. Canadian authorities, in behind-the-scenes conversations, have indicated they would be open to taking in Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, who fled her family and renounced Islam, which is punishable by death in Saudi Arabia. I was told by UNHCR that there are several countries offering asylum but we can't be rushed, Maj. Surachate Hakparn, head of Thai Immigration Police, told reporters at a press conference. Gen. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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