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Saudi refugee granted asylum, flying to Canada

18 year old Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun boarded a Korean Air flight last night, bound, ultimately for Toronto, Canada, via Seoul. She came to public attention last weekend when she barricaded herself in a Bangkok airport hotel room saying she had been abused by her Saudi family. In a widely followed social media (Twitter) campaign, the plucky 18 year old explained she had “escaped Kuwait” and her life would have been in danger if Thai authorities had deported her back to Saudi Arabia. Thai authorities, who initially threatened to deport her back to Saudi Arabia, say she was seen off by Canada’s ambassador to Thailand. Canadian PM Justin Trudeau said his country responded to the request from the UNHCR to grant Miss Alqunun’s asylum “Canada has been unequivocal that we’ll stand up for human rights and women’s rights around the world. Australia too said it might offer sanctuary.” Canada already has frosty relations... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, Saudi refugee granted asylum, flying to Canada, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'Phuket Gazette'. Thank you Saudi refugee granted asylum, flying to Canada

 

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