The Saudi teen who fled her family and led a viral Twitter campaign was just granted asylum in Canada

Rahaf al-Qunun, a Saudi teenager who ran away from her family and secured refugee status from the UN, has been granted asylum in Canada. Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau confirmed her status Friday, telling reporters it was determined by the country’s long-held commitment to “human rights and women’s rights around the world.” The move caps off a week of international drama surrounding the 18-year-old, who broadcast her struggle with Thai authorities on social media. Al-Qunun says she left her family in Kuwait because they “consider me as property” and would kill her for renouncing her given religion, Islam.

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