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Canada 'pleased' to offer asylum to Saudi teen: Trudeau

AFP  |  Ottawa 

An 18-year-old Saudi who fled her family and armed only with staved off deportation from has been accepted as a by Canada, announced Friday.

"has been unequivocal that we'll stand up for human rights and women's rights around the world," said. "When the made a request of us that we grant miss (Rahaf Mohammed) al-Qunun's asylum, we accepted.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 23:55 IST