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× With phone and hashtag, Saudi asylum seeker outflanks Thai authorities

BANGKOK, Thailand --- When an 18-year-old Saudi asylum seeker arrived in Bangkok she faced immediate deportation --- but instead she is in the hands of the UN refugee agency, her social media savvy galvanizing a global campaign that caught the Thai government flat-footed.

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun fled the ultra-conservative Saudi kingdom after she was allegedly subjected to physical and psychological…