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    It is being reported that Rahaf al-Qunun has been granted refugee status by the UN:

    Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teenager given refugee status by the UN | Australia news | The Guardian

    Meanwhile the Saudi response:
    "She opened a Twitter account and her followers grew to 45000 within one day. It would have been better if they confiscated her cell phone instead of her passport because Twitter changed everything.”

    Taleb Al Abdulmohsen on Twitter:
    “Fish die belly upward, and rise to the surface. It's their way of falling.” ― André Gide

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillmanhunter1 View Post
    It is being reported that Rahaf al-Qunun has been granted refugee status by the UN:
    Whither Saudi Arabia? - Page 41

    Meanwhile the Saudi response:
    "She opened a Twitter account and her followers grew to 45000 within one day. It would have been better if they confiscated her cell phone instead of her passport because Twitter changed everything.”
    Taleb Al Abdulmohsen on Twitter:
    Indeed.

    Very careless of her male guardians to let her have a cell phone in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by publicrealm View Post
    Indeed.

    Very careless of her male guardians to let her have a cell phone in the first place.
    Women and their damn phones eh? I am still waiting for the feminists to protest outside the Arabian embassy. Looks like I will be waiting.

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    Go Canada!

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters: "Canada has been unequivocal that we will always stand up for human rights and women's rights around the world. When the UN made a request of us that we grant Ms al-Qunun asylum, we accepted."
    Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen granted asylum in Canada - BBC News
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clanrickard View Post
    Women and their damn phones eh? I am still waiting for the feminists to protest outside the Arabian embassy. Looks like I will be waiting.
    Love how all that matters is protests for some posters. Isn't it more useful for her to actually get asylum, plus the negative publicity for the KSA and Islamic intolerance that this shows up, rather than for there to be a protest outside an embassy?

    Who was it who was complaining that the UN wasn't "really" against FGM because link that had been provided wasn't to a declaration in words they wanted to read, but was "just" about the programme the UN was running to help end FGM? Was that you, by any chance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillmanhunter1 View Post
    Go Canada!

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters: "Canada has been unequivocal that we will always stand up for human rights and women's rights around the world. When the UN made a request of us that we grant Ms al-Qunun asylum, we accepted."
    Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen granted asylum in Canada - BBC News
    Fantastic news. What a brave young woman. And well done Canada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petaljam View Post
    Fantastic news. What a brave young woman. And well done Canada.
    But you pretended that Latifa is not brave, and failed to call for her to be freed. While Mary Robinson has helped to keep Latifa drugged and imprisoned.
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    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/13/w...di-arabia.html

    Mike Pompeo landed in Riyadh last night - expecting to meet immediately with Mohammed"Bonesaw" Salman.

    "Instead, Mr. Pompeo was pulled abruptly at the airport into a meeting with Adel bin Ahmed al-Jubeir, a senior official who stepped down last month as foreign minister, and Prince Khaled bin Salman, the crown prince’s younger brother."

    That's curious.

    Meanwhile "The sister of a female activist imprisoned in Saudi Arabia has issued a rare and emotional appeal to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, pressing him to raise the detention of women's rights activists during his visit to Riyadh this week.

    Alia al-Hathloul — whose sister Loujain al-Hathloul is in jail after campaigning to earn women the right to drive — said she was "struck" by the fact that the imprisonment and alleged torture of women activists would most probably not feature on Pompeo’s agenda."


    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/s...i-trip-n958116

    I am really puzzled that the women's rights movements in the West have not shown any interest in supporting women's rights activists in the Muslim world!
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    Here's a super article from The Oregonian:
    Gone: More cases emerge of Saudi students vanishing while facing Oregon charges | oregonlive.com

    The essence of the article is this - whenever Saudi citizens commit crimes in Oregon the Saudi government uses the US judicial system to secure bail and then spirits the accused out of the country before justice is administered.

    "The Oregonian/OregonLive has found criminal cases involving at least five Saudi nationals who vanished before they faced trial or completed their jail sentence in Oregon. They include two accused rapists, a pair of suspected hit-and-run drivers and one man with child porn on his computer."

    This is 5 examples in one State - how many in the whole of the US?

    Another recent story reports that Canadian authorities are searching for a Saudi citizen accused of sexual assault after he failed to show up for a court hearing:
    Canada: Saudi accused of sexual assault disappears before trial | Saudi Arabia News | Al Jazeera

    And what about elsewhere?
    “Fish die belly upward, and rise to the surface. It's their way of falling.” ― André Gide

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    Another small step towards seeing reality:

    Artwork with Saudi Arabia flag removed from Ground Zero - BBC News
    Four seconds to midnight

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