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For reasons of safety, the sisters, aged 18 and 20, who say they were beaten by their father and brothers, asked that their names and faces not be revealed, nor the country to which they have now gone.(REUTERS)

‘No regrets’: Saudi sisters hope for bright future after securing asylum

By Reuters | Hong Kong
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2019 06:32 PM IST
The sisters fled from their family last September while on holiday in Sri Lanka and have been stranded in Hong Kong since an aborted attempt to get to Australia, where they hoped to secure asylum
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Two sisters from Saudi Arabia who fled the conservative kingdom and have been hiding out in Hong Kong for nearly six months said they did so to escape beatings at the hands of their brothers and father. (Representative Image)(AFP)
Two sisters from Saudi Arabia who fled the conservative kingdom and have been hiding out in Hong Kong for nearly six months said they did so to escape beatings at the hands of their brothers and father. (Representative Image)(AFP)

‘I was like a prisoner’: Saudi sisters trapped in Hong Kong recall beatings

By Reuters | Hong Kong
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2019 07:37 PM IST
The pair, who say they have renounced their Muslim faith, arrived in the Chinese territory from Sri Lanka in September.
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Two sisters from Saudi Arabia were intercepted at Hong Kong airport by the kingdom’s diplomats en route to Australia. (Representative Image)(AFP)
Two sisters from Saudi Arabia were intercepted at Hong Kong airport by the kingdom’s diplomats en route to Australia. (Representative Image)(AFP)

‘Dream of a safe place’: Saudi sisters stuck in Hong Kong hope to flee repression

By Reuters | Hong Kong
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 05:22 PM IST
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is visiting Beijing on a tour of Asia just a month after a Saudi woman made global headlines by barricading herself in a Bangkok airport hotel to avoid being sent home to her family.
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