Saudi teen refugee Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun says she is "one of the lucky ones" and hopes to help fight for women's freedoms from her new home in Canada.
TORONTO – A Saudi teen who caused an international sensation by defying her family and seeking asylum after arriving in Thailand, has vowed to fight for women’s freedoms in her first public address since she was taken in by Canada. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun captured the world’s attention with a trail of tweets from her […]
"Canada has been unequivocal that we'll stand up for human rights and women's rights around the world," Trudeau said. "When the United Nations made a request of us that we grant al-Qunun's asylum, we accepted."
BANGKOK – Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that Canada was taking in an 18-year-old Saudi asylum seeker who fled her family and harnessed the power of Twitter to stave off deportation from Thailand. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun was already en route to Toronto late Friday night (Thailand time) when the prime minister […]
"The UNHCR has referred Ms Rahaf Mohammed Al-Qunun to Australia for consideration for refugee resettlement," Australia's Department of Home Affairs confirmed in a statement.
BANGKOK – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Bangkok has said an 18-year-old Saudi teen, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, who fled her family is a legitimate refugee and has asked Australia to resettle her, Canberra said Wednesday, as the Twitter-led campaign to grant her asylum edged towards resolution. Rahaf Mohammed […]
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun says she will be killed if she is repatriated to Saudi Arabia by Thai immigration officials.
BANGKOK – The 18 year-old Saudi teen who made her desperate plea for asylum after landing at Bangkok airport has been placed “under the care” of the United Nations refugee agency, a Thai official said late Monday. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun told AFP she ran away from her family while travelling in Kuwait because they subjected […]