Runaway Saudi sisters leave Georgia to start a new life

TBILISI: Two Runaway People Who Got Global Attention For The Flight To Georgia And To Call For Protection Online, Said Tuesday That They Were Preparing To Start New Lives In A New Country Where Their Family Couldn't Find Them.

Maha, 28, And Wafa Al-Subaie, 25, Launched An Online Campaign To Find A Safe Haven In April, After Arriving In Georgia To Escape From Family Members They Said They Had Abused, In The Last Case To Emphasize Saudi Arabia ' S Strict Social Control Over Women.

We Are Pleased To Announce That We Are Leaving Georgia, The Young Women Wrote Tuesday On Their Twitter Account @ GeorgiasSisters2, Posted A Short Video Of Those Who Had Georgian Passports At The Airport In The Capital City Tbilisi .



thesistersappliedforasylumingeorgiainapril,butsaidtheywantedtomoveelsewherebecausetheyfearedtheirfamilycouldcometotheformersovietrepublic,asvisasaren'trequired,andforcethembacktotheultra-conservativekingdom.

writingontwitterontuesday,theysaidtheywantedtheirdestinationtoremainsecretforalittlewhile", While Thanking All Those Had Who Supported Them.

As We Settle Into Our New Home And Life We ​​will Continue To Support Saudi Women. We Want To Continue Our Fight Against Guardian Abuse. Many Saudi Women Supported Us And We Will Never Forget It, They Wrote.

Saudi Women Must Have Permission From A Male Relative To Work, Marry And Travel Under The Islamic Kingdom & Guardianship System, Which Human Rights Groups Say Can Trap Women And Girls In Abusive Families

The Georgia Sisters Are The Third Group Of Young Saudi Women This Year To Attract Global Attention For Seeking Refuge Outside Their Homeland.

A Teenage Girl Won Asylum In Canada When She Ran Up At A Thai Airport Hotel In January To Escape The Family. Two Other Saudi Sisters Who Hid In Hong Kong For Six Months Were Granted Visas In March To Travel To A Third Country.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Has Introduced Reforms, Such As Lifting The Driving Ban For Women, And Indicated Last Year That He Favorite Ending The Guardianship System. But He Has Stopped Short Or Backing Its Cancellation.

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