Canada grants asylum to Saudi teen, announces Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, has announced that his country will grant asylum to a Saudi Arabian teenager fleeing alleged family abuse.

Thailand’s immigration police chief said earlier that 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun had left for Toronto.

On Tuesday, The United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) has intervened in the case involving Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun (18) who fled her family in Saudi Arabia and her passport was initially confiscated by officials at Bangkok airport on Sunday.

The UN agency interviewed the young woman on Tuesday. She had wanted to flee to Australia, against the wishes of her family, especially her strict father.

Qunun, had waited for hours at the airport on Sunday for the plane to Kuwait to depart without her by blockading herself in her hotel room and accused Saudi officials of forcing her back home, where she claims her family wanted dead.

It was reported that she wanted to be granted asylum from Australia, the U.S or Canada.

Runaway Qunun’s Father and Brother Watch a Meeting with Saudi Woman Whose Asylum Case Under Probe

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