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Thai police won’t deport Saudi woman seeking asylum

Jan 07, 2019 21:54 IST
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hai immigration police on Monday said that a young Saudi woman seeking passage to asylum in Australia will be temporarily admitted to Thailand for evaluation by the UN refugee agency.

Major General Surachate Hakparn said 18-year-old Ramaf Mohammed Alqunun would be granted entry under the protection of the office of the U.N. High Commissioner of Refugees.

He said the U.N. agency would take at least five to seven days to evaluate her case.

Surachate’s announcement came after Thai authorities allowed a U.N. team to meet with Alqunun.