In the shadow of the Kingdom

By Andy NGO – SAUDI ARABIAN STUDENTS STUDYING IN PORTLAND SHARE HOW THE STRICT POLICIES OF THE WAHHABI KINGDOM REACH FAR BEYOND THE GULF. “Even if you change my name, I’m afraid they’ll find out who I am,” Mutab said as he attempted to calm himself by drinking his favorite Arabic tea, Alwazah, or “swan.” […]

Dion’s closed-door meeting with Saudi human rights chief rankles Conservatives

CTV – News – Graham Slaughter, Writer@grahamslaughter Saudi Arabia, a country with one of the worst human rights records, met with officials in Ottawa. Joyce Napier has the details. The Liberal government is facing harsh criticism over a closed-door meeting between the foreign affairs minister and the president of Saudi Arabia’s human rights commission — […]

Former minister calls on Trudeau to use Saudi relationship in Badawi case

THE GLOBE AND MAIL – STEVEN CHASE Former Liberal justice minister Irwin Cotler says there are growing fears that Saudi Arabia will resume flogging Raif Badawi, jailed for “insulting Islam,” now that the kingdom has again secured a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council. Mr. Cotler, who serves as international counsel to Mr. Badawi, is calling […]