Nazia Quazi Update

Nazia Quazi Update

There’s been a new development since my last column appeared: the Embassy has told Ms. Quazi to send an itinerary for her departure. What that means is unclear, because she still doesn’t have a passport and there is still the matter of the exit visa – but it has to be a positive sign.

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Friday’s The Globe and Mail has a good followup to my column about Nazia Quazi, the young Canadian-Indian woman who has been unable to leave Saudi Arabia for two years because her father controls her exit visa and Saudi Arabia doesn’t recognize women as legal adults. Human Rights Watch just took her case a few weeks ago.

There’s been a new development since my column appeared: the Embassy has told Ms. Quazi to send an itinerary for her departure. What that means is unclear, because she still doesn’t have a passport and there is still the matter of the exit visa – but it has to be a positive sign.

Human Rights Watch: you definitely want them watching your human rights.

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