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Jan 12, 2019
Canada grants asylum to Saudi Arabian teen who denounced Islam and fled familyQunun alleged that she was abused by her family — who deny the allegations — and rights groups also said she had renounced Islam, risking prosecution in Saudi Arabia.
Aug 07, 2018
Saudi Arabia suspends Toronto flights amid row with Canada over release of detained Saudi activistsSaudi Arabia's state airliner has suspended its direct flights to Toronto after Canada called for the release of detained activists for civil society and women's rights.
Aug 06, 2018
Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador due to 'interference' in internal affairs, freezes new trade with countryThis decision comes after Canada demanded the immediate release of jailed human rights campaigners. The kingdom gave Horak 24 hours to leave the country.
Jan 30, 2015
Wife of flogged Saudi blogger says his health is worsening, won't survive full punishmentOTTAWA (Reuters) - The wife of a Saudi rights activist, sentenced last year to 1,000 lashes for criticizing the Kingdom's clerics in his blog, said on Thursday her husband's health had worsened after the first round of flogging and that he could not survive the full punishment. Raif Badawi, 31, a blogger and founder of the "Free Saudi Liberals" website, received 50 lashes on Jan 9. The second of 20 rounds in total has twice been postponed on medical grounds
Jul 31, 2013
Prison, lashes for liberal Saudi web forum founderA newspaper in Saudi Arabia says the founder of a liberal-minded website has been sentenced to seven years in prison and 600 lashes after angering Islamic authorities in the ultraconservative kingdom...