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Saudi asylum seeker going to Canada, says Thailand

News Summed Up 2019-01-11 05:30:00

A Saudi teenager who holed up in Thailand after fleeing alleged abuse by her family will leave Bangkok for Canada, according to Thailand’s immigration police chief. A Saudi teenager who holed up in Thailand after fleeing alleged abuse by her family will leave Bangkok for Canada, according to Thailand’s immigration police chief. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, is leaving on a flight late on Friday evening, said Police Chief Surachate Hakparn. He earlier said that several countries including Canada and Australia were in talks with the UN refugee agency on accepting Ms Mohammed Alqunun. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun launched a social media campaign (Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun/Human Rights Watch/AP)The case has highlighted the cause of women’s rights in Saudi Arabia.


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