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Saudi sisters trapped in Hong Kong granted visa extension as they await next move

Hong Kong (CNN)Two sisters who fled Saudi Arabia have been granted an extension to stay in Hong Kong for one more month while they seek an emergency visa in a safe country.Hong Kong's immigration department will now allow the sisters, who go by the names Reem and Rawana, to stay in the city until April 8 after their latest extension expired last Thursday, according to human rights lawyer, Michael Vidler.In an exclusive story published by CNN last month, Reem and Rawana said they were stopped in the transit area of Hong Kong International Airport by Saudi consular officials as they flew from Colombo, Sri Lanka, to Melbourne, Australia, via Hong Kong last September.The sisters have accused Saudi officials of attempting to kidnap them by taki ...