Weekend Reads Saudi Arabia crucified a man in Mecca while aggressively calling out Canada over human rights

21:30  08 august  2018
21:30  08 august  2018 Source:   techinsider.io

Saudi Arabia expelling Canadian ambassador

  Saudi Arabia expelling Canadian ambassador Saudi Arabia expelling Canadian ambassador"We consider the Canadian ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia persona non grata and order him to leave within the next 24 hours," Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry said on Twitter.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia executed a man by crucifixion in the holy city of Mecca on Wednesday, while it was trying to attack Canada on its human rights record.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia executed a man by crucifixion in the holy city of Mecca on Wednesday, while it was trying to attack Canada on its human rights record.

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia put a man to death on a cross in the holy city of Mecca on Wednesday, while waging a public relations battle to call out alleged human rights violations in Canada.

The execution came during a deepening dispute between the two countries sparked by Canadian criticism of how Saudi Arabia is treating jailed activists.

The crucified man, Elias Abulkalaam Jamaleddeen, stood accused of murder, theft, and attempted rape, according to Bloomberg.

Saudi Arabian group apologizes for posting image appearing to threaten Canada with 9/11-style attack

  Saudi Arabian group apologizes for posting image appearing to threaten Canada with 9/11-style attack Saudi Arabian group apologizes for posting image appearing to threaten Canada with 9/11-style attack"As the Arabic saying goes: 'He who interferes with what doesn't concern him finds what doesn't please him,'" reads a caption superimposed over the image. The infographic also accuses Canada of "sticking one's nose where it doesn't belong.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia executed a man by crucifixion in the holy city of Mecca on Wednesday, while it was trying to attack Canada on its human rights record.

The diplomatic crisis between Saudi Arabia and Canada over human rights violations hit a new high Wednesday as the Saudis began sellling off Canadian assets and the Kingdom crucified a man in the city of Mecca on charges of murder and theft.

Saudi Arabia, ruled by its interpretation of Islamic law, rarely carries out crucifixions, but capital punishment remains common.

Crimes such as attending anti-government rallies and homosexuality have contributed to crucifixion sentences in Saudi Arabia in the past.

Wednesday's death sentence for Jamaleddeen coincides with a new Saudi state media push to attack Canada's human rights record as an escalation in a growing feud between the two distant countries.

Canada waiting for details from Saudi Arabia: Freeland

  Canada waiting for details from Saudi Arabia: Freeland Canada waiting for details from Saudi Arabia: FreelandVANCOUVER - Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Ottawa will have to wait to hear more details from Saudi Arabia before it responds to the country's decision to freeze new trade deals and expel Canada's ambassador.

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Saudi Arabia lashed out at Canada on Monday for criticizing the recent arrests of Saudi rights activists, and threatened to break off The United States, a major Saudi trading partner, has occasionally criticized the Saudis on human rights but without jeopardizing its economic interests.

Saudi Arabia has executed and crucified a man from Myanmar who stabbed a woman to death. It comes as Saudi Arabia is locked in a diplomatic row with Canada over human rights after Canada demanded the release of jailed activists.

Canada on Monday called for Saudi Arabia to release women's rights campaigners detained in the country, which prompted a harsh response from the kingdom.

Saudi-owned media blasted Canada for arresting a holocaust denier and other citizens. TV pundits brought up Canada's suicide rate in what appeared as a broadside against the country's way of living.

The absolute monarchy ruling Saudi Arabia tightly controls the media broadcast within its borders and its foreign policy messaging.

Saudi media took a decidedly dark turn on Monday when it appeared to threaten Canada with a 9/11-style attack by tweeting a harshly worded infographic with an image of an airliner flying towards Toronto's skyline.

Diplomatically, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Ministry responded to Canada's call to free the women's rights activists as "blatant interference in the kingdom’s domestic affairs."

Saudi Airlines to suspend Canadian flights

  Saudi Airlines to suspend Canadian flights TORONTO - The rift between the federal government and Saudi Arabia has prompted the country's state airline to suspend operations in Canada. Saudi Airlines issued a tweet early Tuesday saying flights to and from Canada would be suspended starting August 13. Saudi Arabia operates at least two routes to the country, both of which depart from Toronto. Transport Canada did not immediately respond to request for comment on the decision. Saudi Airlines' Saudi Airlines issued a tweet early Tuesday saying flights to and from Canada would be suspended starting August 13.

Saudi Arabia 's national airline Saudia suspended flights to and from Toronto in an escalating feud with Canada over the arrest of several prominent human - rights activists. Some passengers expressed concern because the timing of the move coincides with the Hajj

SAUDI Arabia has executed and crucified a man who stabbed a woman to death in the holy city of Mecca . The Saudi authorities have been using the death penalty as a tool to crush dissent and rein in minorities with callous disregard for human life.

The ministry went on to threaten vague retaliation against Ottawa.

"Any further step from the Canadian side in that direction will be considered as acknowledgment of our right to interfere in the Canadian domestic affairs," it said.

Saudi Arabia immediately suspended new trade agreements with Canada and expelled its ambassador. It stopped medical treatment of Saudis in Canada and made arrangements to bring home Saudi patients.

Saudi scholarship recipients to Canadian universities were ordered to other countries. Saudi Arabia's airline suspended flights to and from Canada, potentially complicating travel plans for Canada's Muslim population as the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca approaches later in August.

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But Canada has remained firm. Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, whose tweet sparked the hostility, said that "Canada will continue to advocate for human rights and for the brave women and men who push for these fundamental rights around the world" after Saudi's response.

Canada needs to 'fix its big mistake,' Saudi minister says as diplomatic spat worsens

  Canada needs to 'fix its big mistake,' Saudi minister says as diplomatic spat worsens The diplomatic brawl between Canada and Saudi Arabia showed no signs of abating Wednesday as the kingdom's foreign affairs minister publicly demanded that Canada withdraw its criticism of his country's human rights record.Video provided by HuffPost Canada

Saudi Arabia 's national airline Saudia suspended flights to and from Toronto in an escalating feud with Canada over the arrest of several prominent human - rights activists. Some passengers expressed concern because the timing of the move coincides with the Hajj

Human rights in Saudi Arabia are intended to be based on the Hanbali Islamic religious laws under absolute rule of the Saudi royal family.

"Canada stands together with the Badawi family in this difficult time," she tweeted on Friday, referring to the jailed women's rights activist, "and we continue to strongly call for the release of both Raif and Samar Badawi."

But the UK and US, two countries that maintain close ties with both Ottawa and Riyadh, have remained relatively silent.

The US State Department issued a vague statement calling for Saudi Arabia to respect due process, and said it would comment on the kingdom's human rights record in an annual report on human rights around the world.

The UK also expressed "strong" support for human rights, and said it "regularly" raises concerns with the kingdom, but did not mention the specific case of the Badawis.

Saudi Arabia, under the new leadership of young Mohammed Bin Salman, has undertaken a number of reforms to fight radicalism, and improve human rights and economic prospects for the country.

Salman did grant women the right to drive, but they remain legally in the care of men.

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