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‘They will kill me’: Saudi girl barricades herself in Thai hotel to stop being returned to family

BANGKOK/DUBAI: An 18-year-old Saudi woman fleeing her family barricaded herself inside a Thai airport hotel on Monday, refusing to allow immigration officials to escort her on to a flight to Kuwait and saying she fears her family will kill her. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun has been at Bangkok airport since Saturday when she was denied entry by Thai immigration officials, who deny her accusations that she was detained at the request of Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Foreign Ministry denied her allegations that its embassy had…