Saudi teen Rahaf Mohammed says women ‘treated like slaves’

by Bamidele Ogunberu Posted on January 15th, 2019

Rahaf Mohammed, a Saudi teenager given asylum in Canada after fleeing her family has said the journey was “worth the risk” so she could live a more independent life.

Rahaf Mohammed, 18, made headlines when she flew to Thailand and barricaded herself in a hotel while appealing on Twitter for help to avoid deportation.

She said she feared being killed if she was sent back to her family.

“It’s something that is worth the risk I took,” she told the Toronto Star and CBC News. “I had nothing to lose.”

“We are treated as an object, like a slave,” she said. “I wanted to tell people my story and about what happens to Saudi women.”

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