Saudi Arabia freezes Canada industry ties, recollects envoy

Samar Badawi. File photo Symbol copyright Getty Photographs Image caption Women’s rights activist Samar Badawi was arrested ultimate week

Saudi Arabia has said it is freezing all new trade and funding with Canada over its “interference” within the Gulf Kingdom’s inner affairs.

In a series of tweets, the Saudi overseas ministry said it used to be expelling the Canadian ambassador and recalling its own envoy in Canada.

The transfer comes after Canada said it was “gravely concerned” in regards to the arrest of a few human rights activists.

Among those arrested used to be Saudi-American women’s rights campaigner Samar Badawi.

Ms Badawi have been calling for an end to Saudi Arabia’s male guardianship gadget.

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Badawi, pictured right here with Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton, gained a global Ladies of Courage Award in 2012

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