Saudi teen who tweeted plight is granted asylum, arrives in Canada

CNET | 1/12/2019 | CNET News staff
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Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, in cap, smiles as she's introduced to the media at Toronto Pearson International Airport, alongside Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland.

The Saudi teen who fled her family and grabbed global attention with a dramatic series of near real-time tweets arrived in Canada on Saturday after being granted asylum there.

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Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun ran away earlier this month while traveling in Kuwait. The 18-year-old said her family subjected her to psychological and physical abuse and that she planned to flee to Australia to seek asylum.

She was stopped at an airport in Thailand, however, but barricaded herself in a hotel room there rather than board a scheduled flight back to Kuwait. From the room, she took to Twitter with the help of friends, where news of her plight spread and...
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