Canada sanctions 17 Saudis linked to Khashoggi killing

  30 November 2018    Read: 1306
Canada sanctions 17 Saudis linked to Khashoggi killing

The Canadian government took its first concrete measure Thursday to protest the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

Seventeen Saudi nationals have been rendered inadmissible to Canada. If the named individuals hold any Canadian assets, those have been frozen.

"It has been nearly two months since the vile, premeditated murder," Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters after arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the G20 leaders summit, "and the explanations offered to date by Saudi Arabia lack consistency and credibility."

Khashoggi's killing is "abhorrent and represents an unconscionable attack on the freedom of expression and freedom of the press," Freeland said, reported.

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