Safe in her new home, runaway Saudi teen says coming to Canada worth the risk

Safe in her new home, runaway Saudi teen says coming to Canada worth the risk

January 15, 2019 0 By admin

Two days subsequent to touching base in Toronto from Bangkok, Saudi youngster Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun said coming to Canada merits the hazard she took, Reuters reported.

The adolescent, who fled to Thailand saying she dreaded her family would execute her, had blockaded herself in her Bangkok airplane terminal lodging prior a week ago to abstain from being sent home to her family. She at that point propelled a Twitter battle to shield herself.

Despite the fact that her dad and sibling touched base in Bangkok to endeavor to take her back to Saudi Arabia, Qunun refused to meet her family, which denies abusing her.

The 18-year-old presently plans to seek after an instruction, land a position and carry on with an ordinary life in Canada – things she said she couldn’t do in her home of Saudi Arabia.

While the United Nations High Commission on Displaced people allowed her exile status, Canada consented to take her in.

Having come to Canada, I felt that I was renewed, particularly when I felt the love and the appreciated, she was cited as saying by Reuters.

In her new home, I will attempt things I haven’t attempted. I will learn things I didn’t learn. I will investigate life. … I will have a job and carry on with an ordinary life.