Thailand: Saudi Asylum Seeker Fleeing Alleged Family Abuse Will Fly To Canada

BANGKOK (AP) — A Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse by her family is leaving Bangkok on Friday and will fly to Canada, Thailand’s immigration police chief said.

Police Chief Surachate Hakparn said the 18-year-old woman, Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, would leave late Friday evening. He gave no other details.

He earlier said several countries including Canada and Australia were in talks with the U.N. refugee agency on accepting Alqunun.

A spokesman for Canada’s foreign minister said he...

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