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Saudi teen says wants to work for freedom for women


January 16, 2019

TORONTO (AP) — A Saudi teen whose flight from her allegedly abusive family captured global attention said Tuesday she wants to work in support of freedom for women around the world for years to come.

Rahaf Mohammed also has quickly embraced life in Canada, saying that when she learned she would be granted asylum, "the stress that I felt over the last week melted away."

The 18-year-old also quickly shed a part of her Saudi past, dropping use of the name of the Alqunun family that disowned her.

In a public appearance organized by the U.N. refugee agency and an immigrant-aid group, she said...

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