Thailand must not deport young Saudi woman to possible death

your say January 08, 2019 01:00

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Too bad 18-year-old Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun wasn’t in transit in the airport in Turkey when a Saudi diplomat snatched her passport away from her. 

Just as the Turks did not allow the Saudis to cover up what their officials did to Jamal Khashoggi, they, too, probably would not have participated in Ms al-Qunun’s rendition back to Saudi Arabia.

Khashoggi was safe on Turkish soil, so the Saudis had to get around that by luring him into the Saudi embassy. 

In Ms al-Qunun’s case, she was no safer on Thai soil than if she had still been in Saudi Arabia.

For Rafah Mohammed the “Land of Smiles” is truly the “Land of Tears”.

Edward Zile