A Saudi teen fought her deportation from Thailand back to a family she says she fears

Thailand said Monday (Jan. 7) it won’t repatriate a Saudi teen who fled her family and was detained at Bangkok’s airport, from where she tweeted an account of barricading herself against officials trying to put her on a flight back to the Middle East.

Rahaf Mohammad al-Qunun, 18, arrived on Sunday at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport headed for Australia, where she planned to seek asylum. She told news agency AFP that on arrival, she was met by Saudi and Kuwaiti officials who confiscated...


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