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Saudi teen who fled family welcomed as ‘brave new Canadian’ in Toronto

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Saudi teen who fled family welcomed as 'brave new Canadian' in TorontoRahaf Mohammed al-Qunun grabbed international attention this week after she barricaded herself in a Bangkok airport hotel room to resist being sent home to her family, which denies any abuse. Qunun refused to meet her father and brother, who arrived in Bangkok to try take her back to Saudi Arabia. Qunun arrived at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport on Saturday morning, smiling and wearing a hoodie emblazoned with the word Canada in red, and a blue UNHCR cap.