ABC: Calls for Australia to help Saudi woman in Bangkok

January 07,2019

Human rights groups and the Greens are calling on the Government to intervene in the case of a young Saudi woman who says she is facing forced return to her family.

The woman, Rahaf Alqunun, says she was apprehended in transit in Thailand while en route to Australia.

Experts say while Australia may have a moral obligation to speak out on the case, there is no legal imperative.

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Dina Ali Lasoom, Saudi citizen
Rahaf Alqunun, Saudi citizen
Fatima Yazbek, Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights
Sarah Hanson-Young, Greens senator
Professor Jane McAdam, Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, University of New South Wales