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International

Washington urges Saudi Arabia to release jailed blogger

The wife of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi and his supporters in Canada are welcoming comments by U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence Thursday calling on Saudi Arabia to release him. Speaking at a conference on religious freedom in Washington on Thursday, »

International

Saudi women activists go on trial in Riyadh criminal court

Saudi Arabia has upped the ante in their confrontation with Western countries over the fate of 10 women activists arrested last year. Last week, the United Nations Human Rights Council issued a statement signed by three dozen countries, including Canada, »

International, Society

Saudi Arabia appears set to ramp up pressure on jailed women dissidents

Amnesty International says it’s time for Ottawa to release the mute button on criticism of Saudi Arabia’s treatment of jailed women dissidents, at least two of whom have close ties to Canada. One of those women, Loujain al-Hathloul, is scheduled »

International, Politics

Wife of jailed Saudi blogger met with Prime Minister Trudeau

Canadian activist Ensaf Haidar, wife of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland in Sherbrooke, Quebec, on Wednesday to discuss her husband’s fate amid ongoing tensions between Ottawa and Riyadh. »

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Freeland speaks out again on Saudi human rights crackdown

The deteriorating relations between Canada and Saudi Arabia continue to ebb and flow. As Ottawa once again voiced concerns over human rights violations in the Middle East country, Riyadh extended its deadline for Saudi citizens training as doctors at Canadian »

International, Politics, Society

Trudeau implored to take up Badawi case

The wife of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi is appealing to Canadian Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau to take up her husband’s cause. Ensaf Haidar, who has lived in Quebec with the couple’s three children since 2013, says she was told »