Australia too slow in considering Saudi teen's asylum bid, rights group says

Australia too slow in considering Saudi teen's asylum bid, rights group says
 

Human Rights Watch Australia has criticised the government’s handing of a Saudi teenager’s bid for asylum, after the 18-year-old was granted safe haven in Canada.
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun fled from Kuwait to Thailand, saying she had been abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home.
The Australian director of Human Rights Watch, Elaine Pearson, said while it was “fantastic news Rahaf is headed to safety in Canada”, Australian officials should have acted with more urgency to resolve her case.
“The Canadian government seemed to appreciate the urgency of this case, while... read more

 
12 January 2019 in World News, Views: 42
Source: Guardian
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