Saudi students forced to return home from Canada
13 August 2018|01 Dhul Hijjah 1439|Al Jazeera
Students from Saudi Arabia studying in Canada have been ordered by their government to leave the country in the middle of their course and return home.
A Saudi student group issued a press release urging their leaders to keep them out of the political dispute.
Canadian students unions are trying to help them cope with the uncertainty surrounding their academic future.
The recalling of students follows the expulsion of the Canadian ambassador from Riyadh and the suspension of new trade and investment after Canada criticised the arrest of human rights activists in the kingdom.