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Canada pleased to offer asylum to Saudi teen: Trudeau

An 18-year-old Saudi asylum seeker who fled her family and armed only with Twitter staved off deportation from Thailand has been accepted as a refugee by Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday. Canada has been unequivocal that we ll stand up for human rights and women s rights around the world, Trudeau said. When the United Nations made a request of us that we grant miss (Rahaf Mohammed) al-Qunun s asylum, we accepted.

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