> The UN is asking Australia to consider resettling a Saudi teenager seeking assylum after fleeing her family. 18 year old Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun barricaded herself in the transit area of a Bangkok Airport after being denied entry into the country on Saturday, claiming her family would kill her if she was forced to return home.
On Tuesday, Rahaf was allowed to enter Thailand and begin to seek asylum in another country, through the help of UN refugee agency.>> UNHCR was provided access to her. Currently, she is in Bangok in Thailand at a safe place. The process to look into her asylum claim has started.
>> Australia said they would consider the move if the UN high commissioner for refugees validated Rajaf's case.>> Nobody wants to see a young girl in distress, and she's obviously now found a safe haven in Thailand, and the United Nations will assist the veracity of the claims and what would happen next.
>> The teenager drew global support after posting a series of messages on Twitter. Saying, she quote, escape Kuwait, and that she'd feared being killed if she returned because she had decided to renounce Islam. In Saudi Arabia, renouncing Islam is a crime punishable by death. The case is drawing attention to Saudi Arabia's strict social rules at a time when Riyadh is already under the microscope after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last year.
And the humanitarian consequences of it's war in Yemen.