Saudi sisters plead not to be returned to the Kingdom

Siblings were arrested in Turkey after, apparently, authorities received a request from the KSA embassy

Two Saudi sisters, who allegedly fled Saudi Arabia and have been arrested by Turkish police, have demanded their deportation process be stopped.

Areej and Ashwaq Al Harbi were arrested after receiving a formal Saudi request to return them to their country, according to

In a video filmed from inside a Turkish police car, which has gone viral, the sisters demanded they not be returned to Saudi Arabia.

It is not clear how the two managed to travel from Saudi, which requires a guardian’s permission to travel, the website said.

Saudi Embassy officials in Turkey did not comment on the incident, the online news portal said.

The incident follows than a month after a Saudi girl named Dina Ali tried to travel to Australia to seek refuge status but was arrested at Manila airport and returned to Saudi Arabia.

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Posted by: Adam West

This has nothing to do with religion, tribality or gender. Being an adult is all well and good but that's not how the world works. In fact especially because they are women, they would receive global airtime to speak against KSA. If Turkey didn't agree to allow extradition, KSA would take that to doubt Turkey's reliability as an ally. And frankly, every country in the world does this. Edward Snowden after all, is an adult as well.

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