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An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family seeking asylum in Australia left for South Korea on her way to Canada late on Friday, the head of Thai immigration police said, in a surprise twist to a saga partly played out over Twitter.
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun was granted refugee status by the UN two days ago after arriving in Bangkok over the weekend and amassing a large Twitter following as she made desperate pleas for help from the airport, report agencies. Australia was assessing a request to resettle her, but hours after the young woman tweeted that she had “some good news and some bad news”.
Earlier, on Friday Thai authorities said she was set to board a flight to Canada instead. “She will fly at 11:15pm tonight (1615 GMT),” said Thai immigration chief Surachate Hakparn.