Saudi Arabia executes, ‘crucifies’ Burma man convicted of murder

Saudi Arabia executes, ‘crucifies’ Burma man convicted of murder

Saudi students studying in Canada now have the opportunity to transfer to 18 different countries to continue their studies "without being affected", Saudi Arabia's Deputy Minister of Education for Scholarship, General Supervisor of Cultural Attachés Jasser Al-Harbash told Al Arabiya English on Tuesday. He was convicted of robbing her home and another home, attempted rape, and stealing firearms and ammunition.

Several countries have expressed support for Saudi Arabia, including Egypt and Russian Federation, which both told Ottawa it was unacceptable to lecture the kingdom on human rights.

The Canadian leader's comments came just hours after Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir ruled out mediation in this dispute and warned of more measures to further punish Canada.

It's also stopped medical treatment programs in which Saudi patients are sent to hospitals in Canada.

The kingdom has suspended diplomatic ties as well as new investments with Canada after a Canadian call for the immediate release of an activist held in Riyadh.

None of Canada's allies has spoken out publicly in defence out of what experts describe as fear of being cut out from doing business deals in the lucrative Saudi economy.

Canada sold 66,000 tonnes of wheat to Saudi Arabia last year, and slightly more the year before that, Statistics Canada data shows.

But Canada has remained firm.

All these measures are retaliation for what started with a tweet by Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland that expressed alarm over Saudi's arrest of Canadian citizen Samar Badawi, an acclaimed human rights activist.

But the United Kingdom and U.S., two countries that maintain close ties with both Ottawa and Riyadh, have remained relatively silent.

The kingdom also said it plans to freeze future trade relations between the two countries.

"The Kingdom views the Canadian position as an affront to the Kingdom that requires a sharp response to prevent any party from attempting to meddle with Saudi sovereignty", the Saudi foreign ministry said in a statement.

An earlier instance of his power wielding-the jailing of other women's rights activists-proceeded the lifting of Saudi's longstanding ban on female drivers in June.

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