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Saudi teen wins U.N. refugee status, referral

Jan 10, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

Saudi asylum seeker Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun has been declared a refugee by the United Nations and is being referred to Australia, the government there said Wednesday.

The development probably ensures that Alqunun, 18, who became an internet sensation in the last week after barricading herself in an airport hotel room in Bangkok, Thailand, won't have to return to her family, which she said is abusive and made her fear for her life.

The United Nations high commissioner for refugees "has...