Her request for asylum in Macedonia was rejected on February 4 by the country's Interior Ministry, saying there "was no evidence of persecution on the grounds of her race, religion, nationality or political affiliation".
The Ministry said it had since granted Albolooki a 15-day grace period to voluntarily leave the
While awaiting a decision, Albolooki is being held in immigration detention, where she has been since December 7.
Albolooki's friend Nenad Dimitrov, who lives in Kochani, Macedonia, and has been running her Twitter account since she was detained, told CNN that he met her on a cruise ship and has been in contact with her since.
He said Albolooki escaped her family on October 2 after being allowed to go to the toilet. From there, Dimitrov said, she ran -- without her shoes -- and hid in a nearby construction area before finally hailing a taxi that took her to a friend's place in Sharjah.
He said from there she fled overland to Bahrain.
Albolooki's story comes after the Dubai ruler's daughter, Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum, made headlines last year for reportedly trying to escape her family after claiming she was tortured and detained for three years.
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