Reem and Rawan (pseudonyms) have been on the run from Saudi Arabia and their family since September. Photo: AFP

Saudi sisters stranded in Hong Kong granted extension of stay until early April

  • The pair, who go by the pseudonyms Reem and Rawan, claim to have escaped a kidnap attempt orchestrated by the Saudi consulate at Hong Kong airport
  • Immigration Department has let them stay in the city as ‘tolerated overstayers’ on humanitarian grounds
Topic |   Human rights

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Reem and Rawan (pseudonyms) have been on the run from Saudi Arabia and their family since September. Photo: AFP
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The two sisters are stranded in Hong Kong. Photo: Handout

Saudi sisters on run from consular staff after renouncing Muslim faith were ‘kidnapped at Hong Kong airport’

  • Pair were bound for Australia after fleeing family during holiday to Sri Lanka, but were allegedly apprehended by Saudi consular staff at Hong Kong airport
  • Cathay Pacific cancelled their connecting flight to Melbourne
Topic |   Human rights

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The two sisters are stranded in Hong Kong. Photo: Handout
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