How countries use ‘migration diplomacy’ to pursue their own interests

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The story of Rahaf Mohammed, the Saudi teenager granted asylum by Canada on January 11 after barricading herself in a Bangkok hotel room, sparked headlines around the world.

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The decision to grant asylum to Mohammed, the daughter of a Saudi town governor, was the latest episode in an ongoing spat between Canada and Saudi Arabia.

Commenting on the decision, the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, said:

Canada is a country that understands how important it is to stand up for human rights, to stand up for women’s rights around the world.

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