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Roger

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Simple - Saudi says . .
« on: January 07, 2019, 10:00:11 AM »

A Woman was in transit to Australia when the Thai Authorities intervened. I hope that Thailand will reconsider and allow her to fly to Australia as planned. The whole World seems to bow to the Saudis on demand - well until recently maybe.

''An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family after renouncing Islam and is now being held at a Bangkok airport fears she will be killed if she is repatriated, as friends close to her said the threats to her life were real. A Sydney-based friend of Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun told the Guardian that Thai authorities planned to force her to board the Kuwait Airways KU412 flight to Kuwait, scheduled to leave at 11.15am on Monday. Thai immigration officials have confirmed she has been denied entry to the country.

She has barricaded herself in her hotel room and will not leave until she can see the UNHCR, according to Phil Robertson, Human Rights Watch’s Asia deputy director
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/06/saudi-woman-held-bangkok-fears-will-be-killed-repatriated

Moving on - why would a Woman not want to be in Saudi ?

''Saudi courts will notify women by text message when they get divorced, in a new regulation that took effect on Sunday, officials have said. The measure approved by the justice ministry appears to be aimed at curbing cases of men secretly ending marriages without informing their wives. “Women ... will be notified of any changes to their marital status via text message,” the justice ministry said in a statement carried by the state-run Al-Ekhbariya news channel and other local media.

“Women in the kingdom will be able to view documents related to the termination of their marriage contracts through the ministry’s website
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/06/saudi-arabia-to-notify-women-of-divorce-by-text-message
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Re: Simple - Saudi says . .
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 05:13:57 PM »

Don't Thailand and Saudi have previous form? Could Thailand be planning to use this to their advantage? See https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/zm74k3/assassinations-curses-and-stolen-jewels-the-blue-diamond-affair-is-still-darkening-saudi-thai-relations
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Re: Simple - Saudi says . .
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2019, 09:59:03 AM »

40 seconds into the BBC's 'From Our Own Correspondent', a very interesting report from Johnathan Head about just how the Tweets and the Media helped her defy the Saudi and Thai authorities . . . Good luck to her in Canada and to the tens of thousands of young Saudi women who might feel the same.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0001zvz
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Re: Simple - Saudi says . .
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2019, 11:01:09 AM »

A very savvy young lady who made the most of twitter to get what she wanted.

I'm sure Canada will take good care of their Brave New Canadian,
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