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Australia to 'carefully consider' Saudi woman's asylum plea: official

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Australia on Tuesday said it would consider an 18yearold Saudi womans desperate plea for asylum in a case that has drawn worldwide attention

Sydney: Australia on Tuesday said it would consider an 18-year-old Saudi woman's desperate plea for asylum in a case that has drawn worldwide attention.

"The Australian Government is pleased that Ms Rahaf Mohammed Al-Qunun is having her claim for protection assessed (by the UN)," a Department of Home Affairs official told AFP. "Any application by Ms Al-Qunun for a humanitarian visa will be carefully considered once the UNHCR process has concluded."

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