BANGKOK — A Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse by her family is leaving Bangkok on Friday and will fly to Canada, Thailand’s immigration police chief said. He earlier said several countries including Canada and Australia were in talks with the U.N. refugee agency on accepting Alqunun. A spokesman for Canada’s foreign minister said he could not confirm she was coming to Canada. In August, Saudi Arabia expelled Canada’s ambassador to the kingdom and withdrew its own ambassador after Canada’s foreign ministry tweeted support for the arrests of women’s right activists. Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne met with senior Thai officials in Bangkok on Thursday.
Source: National Post January 11, 2019 16:07 UTC