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Saudi teen granted asylum in Canada says she's one of the lucky women who escaped

WorldNews Tuesday, 15 January 2019
Saudi teen granted asylum in Canada says she's one of the lucky women who escaped(CNN)The Saudi teenager who fled her family and was granted asylum in Canada said Tuesday that she was fortunate to have escaped. But many other young women in Saudi Arabia like her are not able to get away and take control of their lives, Rahaf Mohammed, 18, said at a press conference Tuesday. "I am one of the lucky ones. I know there are unlucky women who disappeared after trying to escape, or who could not do anything to change their reality," she said. "I was not treated respectfully by my family, and I was not allowed to be myself and who I want to be," she added. "As you know, in Saudi Arabia, this is the case for all Saudi...
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News video: Relatives Of Saudi Teen Who Got Asylum In Canada Have 'Disowned Her'

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According to Business INsider Relatives of Rahaf al-Qunun, who fled her family and secured asylum in Canada, said in a statement that they disown her. Her father Mohammed al-Qunun is a high-ranking government official. He said she had insulted him and acted disgracefully. Al-Qunun fled on January 5...

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