Saudi girl flees her family stuck in Bangkok has her passport allegedly taken away by Saudi officials at Bangkok Airport

Apathy

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Oct 25, 2017
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Apparently Canada swayed the Thai government a bit. Also she seems to want to come to Canada which I am all for to stick it to the Saudis
 

FUME5

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Oct 25, 2017
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Dutton's only doing this to save face after his fuck up last week, but I'm still thankful she won't get disappeared.
 

Gorger

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Oct 25, 2017
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So happy she is getting away, but sad she will probably have to look over her shoulder for the rest of her life.
 

Xx 720

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Nov 3, 2017
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They shouldn't publicize where she gets asylum, give her anonymity, for safety.
 

Skade

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Oct 28, 2017
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Well, the Saudis will still probably find a way to get to her once everything settles down (pulling a Khashoggi or some shit like that).

But in the mean time, i'm glad for her and hope she'll be able to live her life peacefully.
 

shenden

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Oct 27, 2017
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It's so fucking scary thinking with all other similar incidents that has not gained any kind of public attention, that probably ended with someone getting sent back. This happy conclusion is only because of pressure from humanitarian organisations and that governments shitty first decision got exposed to media. And frankly, it makes me fucking more sick then watching Trump trying to play human, to realise how unimportant a young girls life is valued.
 

danm999

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Well, the Saudis will still probably find a way to get to her once everything settles down (pulling a Khashoggi or some shit like that).

But in the mean time, i'm glad for her and hope she'll be able to live her life peacefully.
Doubting she’s going to be walking into any Saudi consulates TBH
 

Skade

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Oct 28, 2017
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Keep in mind she’s up against her Saudi family not the Saudi royals, and her family would very likely be unable to find her in a continent the size of Australia let alone send assassins.
Yes, but one could say that she caused "shame" to the country, wich some religious nutjobs living in Australia (or not) could want to "punish" her for bringing all of this into the spotlight.
 

Qikz

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Oct 25, 2017
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I just hope she can stay safe away from the saudi consulates given their track record.

Good to hear at least she's safe for now. Hopefully she'll be able to move on and live a happy and wonderful life. Her family and the Saudi Government are despicable.
 

danm999

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Yes, but one could say that she caused "shame" to the country, wich some religious nutjobs living in Australia (or not) could want to "punish" her for bringing all of this into the spotlight.
I don’t think Australian Muslims care about the shame of Saudi Arabia. They like living here they don’t want to go around killing people.

Plus, they’d have to find her. Given Muslim Australians mainly live in particular parts of Sydney and Melbourne, it’d be very easy for her to just disappear into the millions of other people across the continent.
 

Monster Zero

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Nov 5, 2017
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She needs to cut all ties with the rest of her family. Do not let them visit or know where you are staying. I've seen plenty of stories of women killed by some crazy family member over leaving or refusing a marriage.
 

emag

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Oct 26, 2017
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The packages are probably not related.

Let's hope Australia grants this request for al-Qunun.

But I wouldn't be too quick to give either Australia or Thailand a pat on the back as Thailand has detained (for 40 days!) an Australian-resident football player for possible extradition to Saudi's vassal island Bahrain where he'll face death or a lengthy incarceration for protesting against that regime:

https://amp.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jan/09/australian-football-executives-meet-bahraini-royal-over-detained-footballer-hakeem-al-araibi
 
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That this woman was a refugee should have been obvious solely from the fact that the Saudi government was treating her like a fugitive from justice when she hadn’t done anything other than travel from Kuwait.

Full credit to her for smartly raising a ruckus when they and their Thai pawns tried to strongarm her back home.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Something tells me this lady should stop posting on social media and go into a witness protection like program. She's such a massive target now. Her government isn't afraid to chop people up and dunk them in acid. Scary.
 
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Good on you Canada here is a girl doing something very Canadian singing the national anthem at a Hockey Game.

Also get used to Hockey and hearing about Wayne Gretzky a lot Rahaf.

 

Apathy

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Oct 25, 2017
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As much as I am glad she's coming here and that we did an amazing job, part of me wishes they had not announced what country she was going to for her own safety.

Either way, we continue to be what the US should be.