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Why has one refugee captured the world’s attention while another is left in jail? | Helen Davidson

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The reasons are varied but likely include the age old non-science of what makes news and what doesn’t Australia, Thailand, and the Gulf states have been inextricably linked in two global news stories lately, when two young people faced being forcibly returned to the places and people they fled simply because they happened to step foot in Bangkok. Rahaf al-Qunun, an 18-year-old Saudi woman, was on her way to Australia seeking its protection. 25-year-old Hakeem al-Araibi, heading to Thailand with his wife for their honeymoon, already had it.
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