Saudi Arabia’s Canadian ambassador in Riyadh and ordered to the country within 24 hours to leave and calls his own ambassador in Ottawa back. In addition, the trade and investment between the two countries, frozen, as announced by the Saudi Arabian ministry of Foreign Affairs Monday.
The reason for the diplomatic response is a tweet that the Canadian minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland Thursday posted about the arrest of the vrouwenrechtenactiviste Samar Badawi, sister of imprisoned activist and writer Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia. ‘Very alarmed to have heard that Samar Badawi, sister of Raif Badawi, is imprisoned, ” she said. “Canada supports in these difficult times, the family Badawi and we continue to push for the release of both Raif as Samar Badawi.’
The day after tweette also the Canadian embassy in Riyadh that the ‘immediate release’ demands that Badawi and all other peaceful human rights activists’.
The Saudi Arabian ministry of Foreign Affairs leave early Monday morning in a reaction to know is not set up with the tweets. ‘The position of Canada is an overt and blatant interference in the domestic affairs of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and violates the most basic international standards and all international conventions on relations between states’, says it heavily on Twitter.
Saudi Arabia has never and will never be any form of interference allow’. “Every other attempt to intervene in our domestic affairs means that we are allowed to intervene in the domestic affairs of Canada, sounds the also.