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Media Campaign: Arrival Freeland

media campaign: Alqunun, fresh off a flight from Seoul, South Korea, and sporting a grey Canada hoodie and a blue United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees hat, smiled and waved at a group of reporters but offered no comment on her arrival, according to CTV. Freeland, however, heaped praise on the young woman who shot to fame through her social media campaign to flee her family. Chrystia Freeland appeared alongside 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun with her arm around the teen as she appeared briefly at Toronto's Pearson International Airport. It was a pleasure for me this morning to welcome to her new home a very brave new Canadian, Freeland said. ... she wanted Canadians to see that she's here, that she's well, and that she's very, very happy to be in her new home, although she did comment to me about the cold. Alqunun said her father physically abused her and tried to force her into an arranged marriage. Alqunun gained international prominence when she fled her family last week while visiting Kuwait and flew to Bangkok, where she barricaded herself in an airport hotel and launched a Twitter campaign outlining allegations of abuse against her relatives. ( As reported in the news.