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Rahaf al Qunun pledges to use her freedom to campaign for others after being granted asylum in Canada

In a week, Rahaf al Qunun has gone from being barricaded inside a Bangkok airport hotel room to being the most recognised refugee on the planet.

  • Sophie McNeill
  • ABC

After landing in Toronto on Saturday, she has spent the last 48 hours trying to come to terms with the incredible events of the past week.

The 18-year-old fled her Saudi family while visiting Kuwait, before flying to Bangkok on January 5.

She had a valid visa to Australia, but was…

After being told she was going to be forced to return to Saudi Arabia…

“I was expecting them to enter the room and kidnap me,” she told the ABC.

“That’s why I wrote a…

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