Saudi teen's asylum case being judged at lightning speed

Saudi teen's asylum case being judged at lightning speedAustralian authorities are weighing a young Saudi woman’s asylum claim at unusual speed, several lawyers and legal experts have told AFP, contrasting her high-profile plight with a normally excruciatingly slow system. Canberra has insisted it will treat the case of 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun “in the usual way, as it does with all” refugee cases referred by the United Nations. “Usually it’s really very slow,” said Mary Anne Kenny, a veteran legal practitioner and expert in Australian migration at Perth’s Murdoch University.



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