๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ What does Rahaf’s case say about social reform in Saudi Arabia? | Inside Story

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ What does Rahaf's case say about social reform in Saudi Arabia? | Inside Story
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Teenager Rahaf Al-Qunun grabbed the worldโ€™s attention for defying a strict social code in Saudi Arabia.
She said she feared for her life if she was returned home and launched a twitter campaign from her hotel room in Thailand pleading for help.
The United Nations granted her refugee status and Canada offered her asylum and a new home.
Her case may complicate already strained relations with Saudi Arabia.
Canada had previously angered Riyadh by calling for the release of womenโ€™s rights activists from Saudi jails.
Will this encourage other women to speak up, or will more try and follow her out of the country?

Presenter: Nick Clark

Noha Abou-el-dahab, visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center.
Bessma Momani, Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo
Omaima Al Najjar, a Saudi political refugee who fled the country in 2013.

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