Canada sanctions Saudis linked to journalist’s murder
Canada has announced it’s imposing sanctions on 17 Saudi Arabian nationals connected with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The sanctions freeze any assets the targets might have in Canada and says they cannot enter the country.
Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Chrystia Freeland, announced that the moves are designed to target individuals who the government believes are responsible for Khashoggi’s murder last month.
Freeland also added she is calling for a credible, transparent investigation to identify all those who were involved in the journalist’s death. In the meantime, Canada is reviewing all arms sales to the Middle East and won’t issue any new export permits until the review is complete.