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The inside story of Rahaf Mohammed's escape from Saudi Arabia

Canada has granted asylum to Rahaf Mohammed, a Saudi teenager who fled to Thailand to escape alleged abuse from her family. CBC's senior correspondent Susan Ormiston shares the inside story of Mohammed's plight and her plans for the future.
After locking herself in a Thai hotel room, Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed made desperate pleas on social media for help to escape her allegedly abuse family. (Cole Burston/AFP/Getty Images)
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"Clearly she was defiant against the restrictions that a woman of her age — a woman of any age in Saudi Arabia — is accustomed to."

Canada has granted asylum to Rahaf Mohammed, a Saudi teenager who fled to Thailand to escape alleged abuse from her family. CBC's senior correspondent Susan Ormiston shares the inside story of Mohammed's plight and her plans for the future.

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