Tuesday, January 15, 2019

For teen who fled Saudi Arabia, a new life in Canada starts with a new name

From now on, she will be known as Rahaf Mohammed.

The Saudi teenager, who fled Saudi Arabia for Thailand and was later granted asylum in Canada, has decided to drop her surname, Alqunun, and use her former middle name, Mohammed. Her decision was announced Tuesday at a news conference in Toronto, where Mohammed read a statement from a piece of paper.

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