Escape from Saudi

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Escape from Saudi

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BEHIND THE SCENES OF #SAVERAHAF

It was a voice of desperation, an urgent SOS to the world. A Saudi teenager, trapped in transit, on the run from her family and the Saudi state, hoping to make it to Australia.

Now this special report reveals how it all unfolded, using exclusive footage from Rahaf Al Qunun and reporter Sophie McNeill, who flew to Bangkok to capture the teenager’s despair and jubilation as she was offered asylum in Canada.

This eye-opening investigation also uncovers how Australia has become a hotspot for women attempting to escape the oppressive Saudi regime. Not everyone makes it.

But those that do say they’re still at risk, with many Saudi women living in fear as they speak of the bone-chilling attempts to trick or intimidate them into returning home.

A Four Corners Story

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Four Corners
Australian Broadcasting Corporation