Two sisters fled from Saudi Arabia to Australia, where they were found dead in bed, and the deaths still remain a mystery
The bodies of two deceased sisters from Saudi Arabia have been repatriated from Australia. The two had fled to Sydney to start a new life there but were found dead in their family in June. What happened remains a question mark for now.
Because they were women, they did not dare to stay in Saudi Arabia any longer. Thus, in 2017, Saudi sisters Asra Abdullah Al-Sahli, 24, and Amal Abdullah Al-Sahli, 23, fled their homeland, which is known for its repeated violations of women’s rights. They have found shelter in Sydney while their asylum application is being processed.
This was initially denied, but the appeal process was still pending when the two were found dead in their bed on June 7 this year. What happened to them remains a big question mark to this day. The doors were not forced, and no injuries were found on their bodies. Investigators say they may have died more than a month ago when they were found. “These were suspicious natural deaths, and we still don’t know the cause,” Detective Inspector Claudia Alcroft says in Watchman.
Little is known about what the sisters did during their time in Australia. All that is known is that they attended a gay girls event in January. There they told their acquaintances that lesbians in their country “live in fear”. Then the people who spoke to the two testified that they felt that the two did not go out much and were very conservative.
Watchman I learned that the sisters’ bodies were returned last week to Saudi Arabia, where they were buried according to the traditions of Islam.
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