Did Saudi Arabia and Canada Just Break Up On Twitter?

Saudi Arabia has announced freezing all trading ties and investment transactions and expelling Canadian Ambassador after a tweet by Global Affairs Canada was posted demanding the release of detained Saudi-American human rights activist Samar Badawi.

The US International Women of Courage Award winner in 2012, Badawi, has been known for standing against male guardianship in Saudia Arabia.

Following the Kingdom’s reaction, the foreign ministry spokeswoman, Marie-Pier Baril, explained that the Canadian government will never hesitate to promote these values and believe that this dialogue is critical to international diplomacy; adding that Canada will always prioritize women’s rights and freedom of expression.

WE SAID THIS: At least 15 human rights activists have been detained since May 15. Among the detainees, some have been accused of suspicious contact with foreign parties.

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