The 18-year-old Saudi woman stranded in Bangkok to fly to Canada after they were granted asylum.
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun came Saturday in Bangkok, thailand with a flight out of Kuwait. Via Thailand she wanted to Australia, but the authorities want her to return to Kuwait, where her family waited.
She refused and locked herself in her hotel room at the airport. Through the messages and videos on her Twitter account was the outside world all follow, that Bangkok abandon the plan to get her out.
The 18-year-old woman accused her family of abuse and feared for her safety if she would return. In the bargain, she said, she had taken away from islam.
Qunun is with 18 the age of majority, but in Saudi Arabia there is still the system of ‘male guardianship’, where all of the women for a whole range of official acts require the consent of their ‘guardian’.
Pending a review of its refugee status, she was transferred to the staff of the UNHCR.
Australia had earlier this week know to consider asylum to be granted to the Saudi woman, but now she goes to Canada. The Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed that they are granted asylum.