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'Abused' Saudi sisters trapped in Hong Kong risk deportation


  • Asean+
  • Saturday, 23 Feb 2019

The young women found themselves marooned after Saudi consular officials allegedly intercepted them during a stopover at Hong Kong airport.

The young women found themselves marooned after Saudi consular officials allegedly intercepted them during a stopover at Hong Kong airport.

Hong Kong (AFP) - Two Saudi sisters trapped in Hong Kong say chronic physical abuse by male family members prompted them to flee the kingdom, where they now fear they will be forcibly returned.

The siblings are the latest example of Saudi women plotting their escape from the ultra-conservative kingdom only to find themselves dodging officials and angry family members at every turn, as the country battles criticism of its human rights record.

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