Saudi Arabia retaliating over human rights criticism by relocating their students from Canada

Saudi Arabia Is Pulling Thousands of Students From Canada in Escalating Dispute Over Human Rights

Source: Time

Saudi Arabia announced on Monday it would be suspending all government-funded scholarships for Saudi students in Canada and would transfer students to other countries, escalating a dispute that started when the Canadian government criticized the Saudi state over human rights.

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Officials said on state television that there are more than 12,000 Saudi students and family members in Canada, and that many will be transferred to other countries, including the United States, according to the Financial Times.

Last week, the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on Saudi Arabia to release human rights activists Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sadah, who were jailed last Wednesday in what Human Rights Watch called an “unprecedented government crackdown.”

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  1. Reblogged this on Progressive Islam. and commented:

    If Saudi Arabia and Iran obey Human Right, Women’s Right, equality for all people I strongly believe the world will be peaceful to live for human being.

    But if there Saudi and Iran do not obey Human Right, women’s Right, equality for all. Thete is no peace in Muddle East and the world.

    Saudi Arabia and Iran is the main key for PEACE.

    Let us together demand both countries to obey Human Right, women’s Right, equality and justice for all people.

    All our love ❤️

    • Saudi Arabia may be the key to peace, provided Israel and USA stop their destabilizing efforts of course.

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