Saudi teenager to arrive in Canada as Trudeau confirms asylum is granted

Last update: 12/01/2019
TORONTO, Jan 12 (Bernama) -- The Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, who barricaded herself in a Bangkok hotel is on her way to Canada after her asylum request made through the United Nations has been granted.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed the acceptance of Rahaf who had fled from alleged abuse by her family in Saudi Arabia, and landed in Bangkok. She spent about a week holed up in the hotel room, fearing for her safety.

The touching story of Rahaf who was first held by Thai officials at the airport, and had her passport seized and denied entry, had made headline news around the world, prompting Canada to play a crucial role over her plight.

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