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Saudi Woman Fleeing Family Travels to Canada for Asylum

A young Saudi woman who fled from her family out of fear for her life has left Thailand for Canada, where she has been granted asylum.   Thai officials said Friday evening that 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun is en route to Toronto via Seoul, South Korea.   Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that his country had granted Alqunun asylum and said the teenager had chosen to live in Canada.   Several other countries, including Australia, had been in talks with the U.N.'s refugee agency to accept Alqunun’s bid for asylum.   Trudeau said that Canada was “pleased” to grant Alqunun asylum because “Canada is a country that understands how important it is to stand up for human rights and to stand up for women's rights around the world.”   Alqunun arrived in Bangkok last Saturday on a flight from Kuwait after running away from her family. After she was... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, Saudi Woman Fleeing Family Travels to Canada for Asylum, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'VOA NEWS'. Thank you Saudi Woman Fleeing Family Travels to Canada for Asylum

 

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