Canada set to welcome Saudi teen who was granted asylum - News Summed Up

Canada set to welcome Saudi teen who was granted asylum


A young Saudi woman who is on the run from her family is expected to arrive in Canada today, possibly landing in Toronto. Justin Trudeau told a news conference in Regina on Friday that the United Nations High Commission for Refugees asked Canada to grant the 18-year-old al-Qunun asylum as a refugee, and Canada agreed. The prime minister also brushed aside suggestions the move might further complicate already strained relations with Saudi Arabia. The organization Human Rights Watch has praised Canada for acting swiftly to provide sanctuary to a vulnerable young woman. The teen posted pictures of what appeared to be herself on board a plane on Saturday while en route to Seoul, before departing for Canada.


Source: CBC News January 12, 2019 13:35 UTC



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