Source: 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.