Canada takes in Saudi teen asylum seeker

Canada takes in Saudi teen asylum seeker

OTTAWA: 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 when the prime minister made the surprise announcement, after officials had previously given heavy hints she was bound for Australia. "Canada has been unequivocal that we'll stand up for human rights and women's rights around the world", Trudeau said.

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