For a little over a week ago was 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun from Saudi-Arabia, world-famous, when she fled from the family that she claimed came to kill her if they got a hold of her.
the Plan was to travel onwards from Bangkok to Australia, where she had a valid tourist visa, but at the airport she was detained by thai immigration.
Passport and travel documents were taken from her, with the information that she would be sent back to Saudi Arabia. After barrikadert inside of a hotel room at the airport in Bangkok, she was taken out of the immigrasjonsmyndighetene, and attended by the Un høykommisjonær for refugees.
a few days later, she was granted asylum in Canada. Now she speaks for the first time out in his first interview after the successful escape.Planned to take her own life
She has previously told news agency AFP that the family abused her both physically and mentally, and that she is 100 percent sure that they would kill her if she were sent back. This family has even rejected.
In an interview with the australian newspaper ABC News, she explains that she expected that the family came to take him into the hotel room she was hiding in and kidnap her.
Therefore, I wrote a avskjedsbrev. I decided to take my own life before I was forced to go back to Saudi Arabia.
Al-Qunun also explains why she risked her own life to get away from the family and the home country.CANADA: Here arrive Rahaf al-Qunun the airport in Toronto. Now she hopes that the flight her to contribute to the changes. Photo: NTB Scanpix Show more
- I would be free from oppression. I could not marry it I would, and I could not take a job without permission. Women can't even travel around on your own.Hoping for change
According to the Amnesty International live saudi women under a great degree of oppression, in spite of the fact that the authorities have promised reforms in the area.
Under the vergemålssystemet all women in the country to have a male guardian, a husband, father or relative. Without formal permission from the guardian can't women take higher education, work, travel or marry, in complete violation of the Un kvinnekonvensjon.< p> Netflix dropping satire after saudiarabisk complaint
In may of last year put the government in a comprehensive looking at kvinnerettighetsaktivister who worked to change the vergesystemet in the country. Menneskerettighetsorganisasjonen Human Rights Watch reported several arrested and tortured in the course of the coming months.
Al-Qunun think more women want to escape from the oppressive regime. She hopes more people will let themselves be inspired, and, not least, she hope for a change.
I hope my story leads to a change in the law, particularly since it has received so much international attention.great attention
Since the al-Qunun began to report from the flight on Twitter, the case has received great international attention. Emneknaggen #saverahaf triumphant progress, and vergemålspolitikken has been the subject of much debate the world over.
Canada's prime minister Justin Trudeau also emphasized that this policy was a major cause when the country decided to give the girl asylum.
Canada has been unequivocal in that we work for human rights and women's rights all over the world. When the united nations asked the us to grant asylum to the al-Qunun, accepted it, he said, according to NTB.
The Guardian writes that al-Qununs dad has a prominent role as governor in Saudi Arabia. When she disappeared, he went and her brother after her to Bangkok to take her back.
After that it was known that the dattera was granted asylum in Canada, sent the family out a statement where they denied her claims and called her mentally unstable.Prinsessa tried to escape from the danger. Now release him pictures to prove that she is alive