OTTAWA — Amnesty Worldwide says Canada should loudly and particularly converse out towards Saudi Arabia for jailing girls who’ve been combating for rights of their nation.
Canada was one in every of three dozen nations that collectively signed a United Nations Human Rights Council assertion this week condemning Saudi Arabia for the arrests of 10 primarily feminine activists who’ve been jailed as a part of a crackdown on rights advocates within the kingdom.
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Canada did additionally converse out towards Saudi Arabia for jailing feminine activists final summer time — statements that led to financial and diplomatic tensions between the 2 nations.
Amnesty Worldwide Canada’s gender-rights campaigner, Jacqueline Hansen, says Canada has been muted in its requires motion since then.
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She says if the Trudeau authorities is really devoted to a world feminist agenda, it should proceed to name for these girls to be launched as a result of their lives depend upon it.
Within the meantime, the human-rights group hopes Canada will echo requires Saudi Arabia to permit an impartial investigation into studies the feminine prisoners have been tortured.