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Saudi Arabia runs a huge, sinister online database of women that men use to track them and stop them from running away

Men in Saudi Arabia have near-total control where women travel. INSIDER investigated the government's Absher website, which can help them do it.
Rahaf Mohammed speaks at the COSTI Corvetti Education Centre in Toronto, on January 15, 2019. COSTI have given her a security detail as she feels unsafe.

Canada hired a bodyguard for the Saudi teen refugee who fled her family, because she got so many death threats

Rahaf Mohammed, formerly known as Rahaf al-Qunun, won asylum in Canada, but is still hounded by vitriol from her native Saudi Arabia.
Rahaf al-Qunun spoke with ABC News after she arrived as an asylum seeker in Canada on January 12, 2019.

The Saudi teen who fled her family for asylum in Canada says her story will open the floodgates for more women to escape oppression

Speaking from her new home, Rahaf al-Qunun told Australia's ABC network: "I hope my story encourages other women to be brave and free."
Saudi teenager Rahaf al-Qunun arrives at Toronto Pearson International Airport on Monday. Her family have now disowned her for fleeing.

The family of the Saudi teen who got asylum in Canada has publicly disowned her

Her family, including her father, Mohammed al-Qunun, a ranking Saudi official, called the 18-year-old "mentally unstable."
Saudi teen Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun is greeted by Thai immigration authorities at a hotel inside Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand January 7, 2019. Thailand Immigration Police via REUTERS

The Saudi teen who fled her family and led a viral Twitter campaign was just granted asylum in Canada

Rahaf al-Qunun, a Saudi teenager who ran away from her family and secured refugee status from the UN, has been granted asylum in Canada.
Saudi teen Rahaf al-Qunun is greeted by Thai immigration authorities at a hotel inside Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand January 7, 2019. Thailand Immigration Police.

The Saudi teen who fled her family and got refugee status after a viral Twitter campaign has reportedly been granted asylum in Australia

Rahaf al-Qunun said in an interview that Australia had accepted her asylum claim. The Australian government decline to comment when asked by INSIDER.
The Saudi charge d'affaires Abdullah al-Shuaibi (L) spoke with Thai immigration police on Tuesday to discuss Rahaf al-Qunun.

A Saudi official joked that Thailand should’ve confiscated the phone of teen who avoided deportation after going viral on Twitter

Rahaf al-Qunun, 18, fled her family last week, saying they consider her a slave and want to kill her. Her case went viral.
Saudi teen Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun is greeted by Thai immigration authorities at a hotel inside Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand January 7, 2019.

Saudi teen who barricaded herself in Bangkok airport to escape family who ‘consider me as property’ has reportedly passed a test that mean...

Australia says it will now consider granting asylum to Rahaf al-Qunun after reports said she had been granted UN refugee status.
Saudi teen Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun is greeted by Thai immigration authorities at a hotel inside Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand January 7, 2019. Thailand Immigration Police via REUTERS

A Saudi teen who barricaded herself in Bangkok airport to escape family who ‘consider me as property’ could be offered asylum in Australia...

Rahaf al-Qunun says her family will kill her for renouncing Islam. The UN is determining whether she is a legitimate refugee.