Thailand’s immigration police chief has announced that the young Saudi woman seeking passage to asylum in Australia will be temporarily admitted to the country for evaluation by the UN refugee agency.

Surachate Hakparn told reporters on Monday that 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun would be granted entry under the protection of the office of the UN High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR).

He said the UN agency would take at least five to seven days to evaluate

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