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A happy ending for 18-year-old asylum seeker

Submitted on Sat, 2019-01-12 23:13Following an international campaign to stop her deportation and an intervention by UNHCR, Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun has been granted refugee status and has arrived in Canada earlier today.  Rahaf is welcomed at Toronto's Pearson International Airport by Chrystia Freeland (right), the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, had fled domestic abuse from Saudi Arabia. She arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Sunday (5 January) night, originally en route to Australia, where she intended to seek asylum. She was then stopped in Bangkok, reportedly by Saudi diplomats. Realising that she was going to be forced to board a Kuwait Airlines flight so that she may be returned to her family, Rahaf barricaded herself inside an airport hotel room and tweeted about her situation. The hashtag #SaveRahaf trended globally overnight, sparking an international social media campaign and appeals from human rights groups to stop Thai authorities from deporting her... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, A happy ending for 18-year-old asylum seeker, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'Prachatai'. Thank you A happy ending for 18-year-old asylum seeker

 

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