Saudi teen ‘abused by family for rejecting Islam’ arrives in Canada
A Saudi teenager who said she feared death if deported back home has now arrived safely in Canada.
Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, shared excited tweets from her flight shortly before she arrived in Toronto airport with the nation’s foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland.
She hit headlines earlier this week after fleeing her family during a visit to Kuwait, before flying to Bangkok.
There, she was stopped by immigration police on January 5, who then denied her entry and seized her passport.
But Rahaf barricaded herself in an airport hotel room to avoid deportation and took her plight onto social... read more
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