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US NewsSaudi teen who fled 'abusive' family is to fly to Canada

17:40  11 january  2019
17:40  11 january  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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A Saudi teenager who fled from her " abusive " family says she is "happy" after being given UN refugee status. Rahaf Alqunun, who fears being Image: Thai police say the 18-year-old is refusing to see her father who has flown to Bangkok to meet her. She barricaded herself in a hotel room at the

Also on rt.com Saudi teen who fled from family & dramatically self-barricaded in Thailand gets UN refugee status. Rahaf fled first to Kuwait with a view to flying to Australia to seek asylum, but was intercepted in Bangkok airport, where she alleges a Saudi diplomat seized her passport.

Saudi teen who fled 'abusive' family is to fly to Canada © Other Rahaf Alqunun is to leave Thailand after fleeing her family A Saudi teenager who fled her homeland for Thailand to escape her "abusive" family is to fly to Canada, Thai officials say.

Thailand's immigration chief said Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun would be leaving the country on Friday after she was granted asylum in Canada.

The move comes after the 18-year-old, who will be flying from Bangkok to Seoul before taking a connecting flight to Canada, was given refugee status by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees on Wednesday.

Earlier on Friday, several countries - including Canada and Australia - were in talks with the UN's refugee agency to accept Ms Alqunun.

The woman, who previously said her passport was seized after being stopped an airport in Bangkok on Saturday, had barricaded herself in an airport hotel room and launched a social media campaign, drawing attention from around the world.

Several Saudi women fleeing abuse by their families have tried to seek asylum abroad in recent years but have been sent back home.

Human rights campaigners say many similar cases have gone unreported.

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He is believed to have been a former member of the school , the Irish Mail on Sunday reports. © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Gardai arrested the teen at a station two days after they detained them at the event. A large number of people are understood to have witnessed the incident which occurred at around 9pm and the teen was highly intoxicated at the time. According to the Mail, he was arrested under Section 3 of the Misuse of Drugs Act and released without charge with a file being prepared by the DPP.

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