New Cana­dian

Bay of Plenty Times - - WORLD -

Tired but smil­ing, an 18-year-old Saudi run­away who said she feared death if de­ported back home, ar­rived in Canada, which had of­fered her asy­lum in a case that at­tracted global at­ten­tion af­ter she mounted a so­cial me­dia cam­paign. “This is Ra­haf alqu­nun, a very brave new Cana­dian,” For­eign Min­is­ter Chrys­tia Free­land said arm-in-arm with the Saudi woman in Toronto’s air­port. Ra­haf Mo­hammed al-qu­nun smiled broadly as she ex­ited an air­port ar­rival door sport­ing a Canada zip­per hoodie and a UN High Com­mis­sioner for Refugees hat, cap­ping a dra­matic week that saw her flee her fam­ily while vis­it­ing Kuwait and be­fore fly­ing to Bangkok.

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