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Rahaf al-Qunun: UNHCR refers Saudi teen refugee case to Australia

(CNN)The UN refugee agency has referred the case of Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed Mutlaq Al-Qunun to Australia for consideration for refugee resettlement, Australia's Department of Home Affairs said in a statement to CNN.The 18-year-old flew to Thailand to escape her family who she fears will kill her because she has renounced Islam. "The UNHCR has referred Ms Rahaf Mohammed Al-Qunun to Australia for consideration for refugee resettlement. The Department of Home Affairs will consider this referral in the usual way, as it does with all UNHCR referrals," the Australian government said in a statement. Earlier on Wednesday, Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said there would be no "special treatment" in the case, according to CNN af ...