Accolades for Thailand in wake of Saudi asylum-seeker decision

Accolades for Thailand in wake of Saudi asylum-seeker decision

Human rights organisations, and social and news media channels are today awash with praise for Thailand for allowing 18-year-old Saudi Arabia woman Rahaf Mohammed Mutlaq al-Qunun temporary entry to file an application for asylum. Since AEC News Today first broke details of Ms al-Qunun’s predicament on Sunday, Jan 6, news of her detention and pending […]

Saudi asylum-seeker challenges Thailand human rights record as Asean chair year begins (video) *update #6

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Saudi asylum-seeker challenges Thailand human rights record as Asean chair year begins (video) *update #6

Just seven days in to its year as Asean chair and Thailand is embroiled in a human rights controversy that threatens to caste a lingering shadow over its custodianship of the region’s 4.5 million people for the next 12 months. At the heart of the controversy is a frightened 18-year-old Saudi Arabian woman, Rahaf Mohammed Mutlaq […]

Claims of Saudi abduction at Suvarnabhumi *Update #3

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Claims of Saudi abduction at Suvarnabhumi *Update #3

An 18-year-old woman claims that she is currently being held against her will in a Bangkok hotel room after being ‘abducted’ from the arrival gate by Saudi Arabia diplomatic staff. Rahaf Mohammed Mutlaq al-Qunun claims that Saudi Arabian diplomats intercepted her as she was de-planing a Kuwait Airlines flight from Kuwait when it landed at […]