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Having escaped Saudi Arabia, Rahaf finds refuge in Canada

The struggles of the 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family this week may finally have a happy and logical conclusion.

She is now a Canadian citizen and was met with warm welcome as she landed in the country.

None less than Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland welcomed her as a brave new Canadian.

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun grabbed international attention this week after she barricaded herself in a Bangkok airport hotel room to resist being sent home to her family.

She said that she feared for her life and also refused to meet her father and brother, who had by then arrived in Bangkok to try take her back to Saudi Arabia.

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