The 18-year-old saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, who fled from his family, Saturday arrived to Toronto, Canada, where she has been granted asylum.
- This is a very brave new canadian, says Canada's minister of foreign affairs, Chrystia Freeland, who embraced the young saudiaraber at the airport.
The saudi fugitive and the minister of foreign affairs posed for photos at the airport, but Rahaf al-Qunun did not come with any opinions.
- She has had a pretty long journey and are exhausted and prefer not to answer questions today, says Freeland.
the foreign Minister is expected later on Saturday to hold a press conference.
Qununs case got international attention, since she was a week ago, barricaded himself inside a hotel room in one of the airports in Thailand's capital, Bangkok.
She had arrived with a flight from Kuwait, where she had been together with her family.
According to his own admission took she the visit to escape from the family, which she accuses of ill-treatment and that would push her into an arranged marriage.
From Bangkok, refused to be sent home to Saudi Arabia along with his family.
Teenagepigen refused to meet his father and brother, who traveled to Bangkok in order to persuade her to come home to Saudi Arabia.
instead she began to describe on Twitter, how her life would be in danger if she returned home.
Within a few hours it developed into a viral campaign under the hashtagget #SaveRahaf.
It ended with the UN flygtningeorganisation, UNHCR, granted her refugee status.
Her family has refused to have subjected her to any form of ill-treatment.
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