Run­away woman gets to new home

The Republican Herald - - NATION/ WORLD -

Tired but smil­ing, an 18- year- old Saudi woman who said she feared death if de­ported home ar­rived Satur­day in Canada, which 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 Alqu­nun fled her fam­ily while vis­it­ing Kuwait and be­fore fly­ing to Bangkok.

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