A younger Saudi lady who’s on the run from her household is predicted to reach in Toronto in the present day.

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun fled what she alleges is an abusive household, escaping to Bangkok, Thailand the place she barricaded herself in an airport lodge room and launched a Twitter marketing campaign that drew world consideration to her case.

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Canada grants asylum to Saudi teen who fled alleged family abuse

Justin Trudeau informed a press convention in Regina yesterday that the United Nations Excessive Fee for Refugees requested Canada to grant the 18-year-old Alqunun asylum as a refugee, and Canada agreed.

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The prime minister additionally brushed apart ideas the transfer would possibly additional complicate already strained relations with Saudi Arabia.

Canadian diplomats within the Thai capital had been instantly seized with Alqunun’s plight, and although she initially mentioned she needed to go to Australia, it grew to become clear previously week that Canada represented her quickest path to freedom.

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The group Human Rights Watch has praised Canada for appearing swiftly to supply sanctuary to a weak younger lady.


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