Saudi teen asylum-seeker fleeing alleged abuse by family arrives in Canada

Fox News | 1/12/2019 | Kathleen Joyce
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The Saudi teen who fled alleged abuse by her family arrived in Canada Saturday.

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, was seen smiling as she exited an arrival door at Toronto’s airport following a dramatic week that saw her flee her family while visiting Kuwait and then head to Bangkok, Thailand.

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She barricaded herself in a Thai airport hotel to avoid deportation. Her case grabbed global attention after she mounted a social media campaign via her Twitter for asylum.

Her efforts picked up enough public and diplomatic support to convince Thai officials to admit her temporarily under the protection of the U.N. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees granted her refugee status on Wednesday.

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On Friday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Canada would accept Alqunun as a refugee in a case that has highlighted the cause of women’s rights in Saudi Arabia. Several Saudis girls and women fleeing abuse...
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