A younger Saudi lady who’s on the run from her household is anticipated to reach in Toronto at this time.
Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun fled what she alleges is an abusive household, escaping to Bangkok, Thailand the place she barricaded herself in an airport resort room and launched a Twitter marketing campaign that drew world consideration to her case.
Justin Trudeau advised a press convention in Regina yesterday that the United Nations Excessive Fee for Refugees requested Canada to grant the 18-year-old Alqunun asylum as a refugee, and Canada agreed.
The prime minister additionally brushed apart ideas the transfer would possibly additional complicate already strained relations with Saudi Arabia.
Canadian diplomats within the Thai capital have been instantly seized with Alqunun’s plight, and although she initially stated she needed to go to Australia, it grew to become clear prior to now week that Canada represented her quickest path to freedom.
The group Human Rights Watch has praised Canada for performing swiftly to supply sanctuary to a susceptible younger lady.