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Country: Al-Hathloul and Rights

country: Loujain Al-Hathloul, who was detained alongside several other women's rights activists by the Saudi Arabian government, is known for posting videos of herself driving to protest the country's ban on women drivers, according to Toronto Star. Loujain Al-Hathloul / The Associated Press I think the investments and trade are out of mutual trust and respect, and it won't work if the trust is not there and the respect is not there, Cotler said. Irwin Cotler, a human rights lawyer and former federal justice minister, says the arrest of Al-Hathloul and the current Saudi human rights record bring into question the reformist message of the country's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and the very basis of international trade agreements the country has with Canada. If he continues to arrest human rights activists like Loujain, then he won't get what he is seeking. Despite defending the deal, Cotler said, the Canadian government has already brought concerns to the crown prince through briefings about the country's human rights cases. One such agreement is a 15-billion contract Canada signed in 2016 to provide armed vehicles to Saudi Arabia. ( As reported in the news.