Human Rights Watch (HRW) cited a Canadian witness as saying that 24-year-old Dina Ali Lasloom was not allowed by airport authorities in Manila to board a Sydney-bound flight Tuesday. Instead, she was forcefully sent back to Saudi Arabia, where she fears her life is at risk.
The witness said Lasloom approached her while in transit at the airport in Manila, saying “airport officials had confiscated her passport and boarding pass” for the Sydney flight.
The Canadian told media she helped Lasloom made videos for social media to highlight her plight. In one of the videos, which went viral on the Internet, Lasloom said: “If my family comes, they will kill me. If I go back to Saudi Arabia, I will be dead. Please help me,” she pleads in the video.