Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun escaped almost a week ago from Saudi Arabia to Thailand – out of fear of their own family. Their escape was documented via Twitter and was known thus, within days of the world. Now she has left the Asian country with an aircraft in the direction of Canada.

The 18-Year-old was stopped last weekend on the run from her family by the Thai immigration authority at Bangkok airport. According to their own figures, they wanted to apply to Australia and the asylum. Now you will do this, according to the Reuters news Agency in Canada. Premier Justin Trudeau has already confirmed that Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun may enter and remain.

With the help of a quickly established Twitter account, the soon to be 100,000 users followed Rahaf their deportation stop to Saudi Arabia. Up to the departure she was in the care of the UN refugee Agency UNHCR in Bangkok.

your Twitter account turned off, you on Friday. “I have some good news and some bad news,” she wrote, shortly after her account was disabled. According to Human Rights Watch Rahaf had previously received death threats.


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