Toronto [Canada], Jan thirteen (ANI): The 18-yr-old Saudi lady, Rahaf Alqunun, who fled her own family from Kuwait to Thailand, has landed in Canada after being granted asylum within the kingdom.
Hailing Alqunun as a "very courageous new Canadian", Canada's foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland welcomed her at Toronto airport on Sunday, mentioned Al Jazeera.
talking to media on the airport, Freel
and stated that granted asylum to Alqunun turned into a part of Canada's "coverage of helping ladies and girls round the world."
"It's obvious that the oppression of girls is not a trouble that can be resolved in a day, but as opposed to cursing the darkness we consider in lights a unmarried candle. Wherein we will save a single lady, a single individual that's a terrific issue to do," Freeland stated.
On Friday, Canadian prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that Canada had universal a request from the United countries high Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to furnish asylum to Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, who changed into fleeing her parents and has alleged abuse from family.
The Saudi youngster had boarded a plane to Thailand whilst her own family became on a holiday in Kuwait. Upon arriving in Thailand, she claimed that her passport become taken away with the aid of a man at the airport on the pretext of having her a Thai visa. However, the person did now not show up, she stated.
furthermore, the 18-year-vintage alleged that the man who took away her passport got here with different men who she believes were Thai protection officers and a consultant of Kuwait airlines.
The guys reportedly advised Alqunun that her family had filed a missing character document approximately her and knowledgeable her that she had to go back to Kuwait on a flight late Monday morning. She had additionally clarified that she did not run away from home so that it will get away her marriage. (ANI)