Saudi Arabia freezes Canada trade ties, recalls envoy
| Updated Aug 06, 2018 at 10:02am
Saudi Arabia has frozen all new trade and investment with Canada over its interference in the Gulf Kingdom's internal affairs.
In a series of tweets, the Saudi foreign ministry said it is expelling the Canadian ambassador and recalling its own envoy in Canada.
The move comes after Canada said it is gravely concerned about the arrest of several Human Rights activists.
Those arrested include Saudi-American women's right campaigner Samar Badawi.
Madam Badawi has been calling for an end to Saudi Arabia's male guardianship system.
SOURCE: BBC NEWS