Highlights / Samar Badawi

International, Society

In another show of courage, al-Hathloul again defies Saudi authorities

I missed it last week when it came across the wires. Perhaps you did as well. It’s a story that bears repeating. It involves a person who lived among us here in Canada from 2009 to 2013 as she was» 


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

Canada deeply concerned by Saudi Arabia’s expulsion of Canadian ambassador, says Freeland

Canada is deeply concerned that Saudi Arabia has expelled Canada’s ambassador in response to Canadian statements in defence of human rights activists detained in the kingdom, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Monday as the diplomatic clash between Riyadh and»