Saudi teenager who fled ‘abusive’ family arrives in Canada

The Saudi teenager who fled her “abusive” family to seek asylum abroad has arrived in Canada.

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun used Twitter to help prevent her deportation from Thailand when she was stopped en route to Australia.

The 18-year-old was fleeing Saudi Arabia, and said she feared her relatives would kill her if she was returned to the kingdom.

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a surprise announcement on Friday that the North American country would take in.

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