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Saudi women still suffer under guardianship law

Jan 17, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

When Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun fled her family with plans to seek asylum in Australia, she ran into an obstacle -- a layover in Thailand.

Upon her arrival in Bangkok, officials seized her passport and threatened to deport her back to her family. So the 18-year-old, who had traveled from Kuwait, locked herself in a hotel room at the airport and began to tell her story on social media, claiming she had to escape her abusive family and feared they would kill her.

Her demands to meet with t...