Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada - News Summed Up

Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada


An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home has left Thailand for Canada, which has granted her asylum, officials said. An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home has left Thailand for Canada, which has granted her asylum, officials said. She barricaded herself in an airport hotel to avoid deportation and grabbed global attention by mounting a social media campaign for asylum. Ms Alqunun is now flying to Toronto via Seoul, South Korea, according to Thai immigration Police Chief Surachate Hakparn. Ms Alqunun was stopped on January 5 at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport by immigration police who denied her entry and seized her passport.


Source: Irish Independent January 12, 2019 02:46 UTC



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