Saudi teen’s asylum case being judged at lightning speed

ea955042a446f02af5c681f0cd4ad7a82134f07bSource: Yahoo News

BY Andrew BEATTY

Australian authorities are weighing a young Saudi woman’s asylum claim at unusual speed, several lawyers and legal experts have told AFP, contrasting her high-profile plight with a normally excruciatingly slow system.

Canberra has insisted it will treat the case of 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun “in the usual way, as it does with all” refugee cases referred by the United Nations.

But just days after fleeing a powerful and allegedly abusive family in Saudi Arabia, Qunun has already been judged a legitimate refugee by the UN and been in contact with Australian officials in Bangkok about resettlement.

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