UBC president calls on Ottawa to step in after activist graduate arrested in Saudi Arabia

UBC president Santa J. Ono published a letter to Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland asking that Canada work with Saudi Arabia to fight for the safe release of a UBC alumna, CBC reported.

Loujain Al-Hathloul, an outspoken women’s rights activist, was arrested on May 15.

A similar story appeared in the Vancouver Sun.