Saudi Arabia suspends scholarships for thousands of Saudi students in Canada

The move comes as tensions between Saudi Arabia and Canada continue to escalate in light of statements Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland made on Twitter last week.

Freeland called for Saudi authorities to release from prison human rights activist Samar Badawi, the sister of Saudi activist and writer Raif Badawi. Badawi is currently serving out a prison sentence.

Chrystia Freeland

@cafreeland

Very alarmed to learn that Samar Badawi, Raif Badawi’s sister, has been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia. Canada stands together with the Badawi family in this difficult time, and we continue to strongly call for the release of both Raif and Samar Badawi.

http://thehill.com/policy/international/400589-saudi-arabia-suspends-scholarships-for-thousands-of-saudi-students-in

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