Abused Saudi Woman Who Was Seeking Asylum In Australia Lands In Canada

TORONTO (AP) — An 18-year-old Saudi runaway who said she was abused and feared death if deported back home arrived in Canada Saturday arm-in-arm with the country's foreign minister. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun smiled broadly as she exited an arrival door at Toronto's airport sporting a Canada zipper hoodie, capping a dramatic week that saw her flee her family while visiting Kuwait and before flying to Bangkok, where she barricaded herself in an airport hotel to avoid deportation. The case grabbed global attention after she mounted a social media campaign for asylum.

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