FMWC Statement in Support of Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland

The Federation of Medical Women of Canada stands with Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland in calling out Saudi Arabia and demanding the immediate release of human rights activists.

We strongly support the Government of Canada and the democratic world in respecting international laws and human rights as global values. The latest jailing of women activists brings serious concern about the presence of Saudi Arabia at the UN Human Rights Council.

The FMWC calls on Canadian leaders to continue to publicly demand the release of all peaceful women rights activists such as Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sada and Israa al-Ghomgham.