"This is Rahaf Alqunun, a very brave new Canadian," Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said arm-in-arm with the Saudi woman in Toronto's airport on Saturday (Sunday NZ time). On Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada would accept Alqunun as a refugee. READ MORE:* Saudi teen who barricaded herself in hotel granted asylum in Canada* Thailand is no friend to asylum seekers. * UN refers Saudi refugee case to Australia* Saudi woman emerges from barricaded room in Thai airport* The hurdles and obstacles Saudi women runaways faceFreeland said Alqunun preferred not to take questions on Saturday. We believe very strongly that woman's rights are human rights," Freeland said.
Source: Stuff January 12, 2019 20:37 UTC