Saudi sisters renounce Islam hide in Hong Kong after fleeing kingdom

The two sisters, aged 20 and 18, who are going by the aliases of Reem and Rawan, said they fled to Hong Kong in September from a family holiday in Sri Lanka to escape alleged violent abuse.

“We fled our home to ensure our safety. We hope that we can be given asylum in a country which recognizes women’s rights and treats them as equals,” the pair said in a statement given out by their lawyer, Michael Vidler.