Saudi Arabia has called Canada's actions a "blatant interference in the Kingdom's domestic affairs" and has responded with a series of diplomatic measures, including freezing new trade and investment with the country.
In response, the Saudi government has expelled Canada's ambassador from the country and frozen all new trade with Canada.
"We are always going to speak up for human rights, we are always going to speak up for women's rights and that is not going to change", Freeland said.
The Saudi Foreign Ministry said it had recalled its envoy in Canada and also said it would freeze "all new business" between the kingdom and Canada.
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Amnesty International says the global community should form a united front with Canada and speak out to protect two recently arrested women, including the sister of jailed blogger Raif Badawi.
After pushing to grant women that right - Saudi Arabia was the last country on the globe to do so - MBS, as he is known, appears be punishing the very women who led the charge for it.
All Saudi Arabian students now studying in Canada will be transferred to other countries.
The image reminded many social media users of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, in which planes were deliberately flown into the World Trade Center towers in NY and the Pentagon.
Badawi, who is known for challenging Saudi Arabia's male guardianship system, is the recipient of the 2012 International Women of Courage Award.
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United States sanctions had been eased by the Obama administration under the terms of the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal. The European Union voiced regret on Monday at the looming US sanctions .
The accounts, which are followed by a number of Saudi diplomatic figures, are verified and largely share government announcements and pro-Riyadh messages.
European traders said on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia's main wheat-buying agency has told grains exporters it will no longer accept Canadian-origin wheat and barley.
Paul stressed the situation is worse when the government does what it wants in secret and is not singled out for alleged human rights violations.
"Any other attempt to interfere with our internal affairs from Canada, means that we are allowed to interfere in Canada's internal affairs, " the Saudi government said.
In the fist comments by Washington since the dispute erupted, a U.S. State Department official said the United States had asked Riyadh for details on the detention of activists.
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According to the pro-Houthi Al Masirah broadcaster, more than 20 bodies of victims were transported to a military hospital.
"Saudi Arabia is shooting itself in the foot". In 2014, the Canadian unit of US weapons maker General Dynamics Corp (GD.N) won a contract worth up to $13 billion to build light-armored vehicles for Saudi Arabia, in what Ottawa said was the largest advanced manufacturing export win in Canadian history.