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Refugee Saudi sisters now leave Georgia

AFP
Published May 8, 2019, 2:25 am IST
Updated May 8, 2019, 2:25 am IST
The ministry however confirmed the women were safe as did a Georgian rights NGO that has worked with the women.
The sisters, who appealed for help via social media last month, are the latest to flee the Islamic kingdom where they say they feared for their lives.  (Photo: Representational Image)
 The sisters, who appealed for help via social media last month, are the latest to flee the Islamic kingdom where they say they feared for their lives. (Photo: Representational Image)

Tbilisi: Two Saudi sisters who fled to Georgia saying they feared being killed if they returned home posted on social media on Tuesday that they have now obtained Georgian passports and are moving to a third country.

The women, who identified themselves as 28-year-old Maha Alsubaie and 25-year-old Wafa Alsubaie, wrote on Twitter account @GeorgiaSisters2, “we are on our way to start a new life in a new country”.

 

The sisters, who appealed for help via social media last month, are the latest to flee the Islamic kingdom where they say they feared for their lives.

“Finally we are going to another country, We have a new home, we have to start our new life,” said Wafa in a video that shows the pair at Tbilisi airport.

They wave Georgian passports and smile broadly in the video, while saying on Twitter that they would not give details of where they are moving to “for a little while”.

The Georgian interior ministry said they could not comment on whether the women had left the country because information about asylum seekers is confidential.

 

The ministry however confirmed the women were safe as did a Georgian rights NGO that has worked with the women, Article 42 of the Constitution.

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