A Saudi teenager who fled to Thailand and feared his family would kill her for renouncing Islam has claimed that he had received asylum in Australia and said, "I'm so glad to start a new life."
Rahaf Mohammed Al-Qunun made headlines earlier this week after she started tweeting from the Bangkok airport transit area.
The 18-year-old said she had fled from Kuwait and that her life would be in danger if she was forced to return to Saudi Arabia.
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun (pictured today) 18, made headlines earlier this week after she started tweeting from the Bangkok transit area
The 18-year-old (pictured with her 12-year-old sister Joud) said she had "escaped Kuwait" and that her life would be in danger if she had to return to Saudi Arabia
Within a few hours she gathered one Big consequence on Twitter, as she refused to board a flight back to the Conservative Empire and barred herself inside a hotel room. 19659002] The Thai authorities allowed her to enter the country on Monday night and the UN refugee office referred Rahaf to Australia for consideration for refugee settlement.
Yesterday, Australian foreign minister Marise Payne was in Bangkok after Canberra said it would consider giving asylum to 18 years old. Payne said there was no timeframe for the assessment of the case.
The 18-year-old was imprisoned in Thailand after her arrival in the country. She is depicted as barricaded in a hotel in a hotel in a flight to avoid expulsion
Al-Qunun, pictured at Bangkok Airport, ran away from a family trip to Kuwait last week and flew to Thailand hoping to reach Australia on a tourist visa
Now, in an exclusive interview with Daily Mail Australia, Rahaf has claimed that her case has succeeded – even though the Australian government has not yet officially confirmed this.
"They accepted me," she said. & # 39; I'm so happy! I'll start a new life. "
She added that she should not reveal where she is in Bangkok.
" I am in a hotel, there are police officers and guards for my safety, "she said.
She cannot say when she will travel to Australia, but said it will be soon.
She does not know exactly in the country she will live.
& # 39; They told me they gave me an apartment, but I did not ask was "Rahaf said." "It is just like three months." She described in recent days and did not know her fate so hard.
Al-Qunun (pictured) claims that her family would kill her if she was sent home to Saudi Arabia, where she is renounced from Islam and "rebellion" against his father
Al-Qunun's fancy message after her trial at the Bangkok airport was "fighting and getting your rights" 19659033] The Saudi teens posted the caption "Hi .. I'm happy", along with a smile himself her Twitter account after the UN had confirmed she was a refugee ” class=”blkBorder img-share” />
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"I survived from death," she said, adding that she had dirty avoided the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
"I'm afraid of being killed just like him," she said. "From the beginning of Jamal's case, I thought of him and sorry for him."
Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in October.
More than three months left, his body is unknown. 19659002] Turkish and American officials have accused Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of orchestrating killing – an alleged Saudi authority categorically categorizes.
Rahaf also opened up to live with her family in Saudi Arabia and described it so hard that she did not have freedom.
"It was so bad. Of course I mean it's good days but they hurt me a lot.
I have no choice to choose what I want.
A person she lacks is her younger sister Joud, who became 12 today. "19659002]" I miss her, I tried to call her and say "happy birthday" but she can't access a phone, "she said.
She also ran against online roles that spread rumors on social media like she is lying about her situation.
"They do not know about my life and they do not know how my family treats me," she said.
"I want life. I want to be independent. How can they say this just because I do something they don't like?
"I want to be a strong woman, I want freedom of speech, religion and politics. I want to live a normal life."
Rahaf arrived in Thailand on Saturday and intended to fly to Australia to seek asylum.
Al-Qunun would undergo Australian controls for a humanitarian visa, including character and security assessments  But after she was initially denied access to Thailand, her knowledgeable use of Twitter led a massive campaign of calls from around the world for her to receive asylum.
Her concerns were also highlighted by Saudi's strict social rules, including a requirement for women to be allowed by a male "guardian" to travel.
It also comes as Riyadh faces intense western scrutiny over the killing of Khashoggi and over the humanitarian drawbacks equations of his war in Yemen.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted the Interior Ministry for comment.