This is how people reacted to news that Saudi Arabia sent a hit squad to Canada
A recently filed lawsuit alleges that Saudi Arabia dispatched a hit squad to Canada kill a former employee and the reaction on social media has been strong, to say the least.
On Thursday, the lawsuit revealed that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman allegedly sent a hit squad - known as the Tiger Squad - to Canada to seek out Saad Aljabri, a former top intelligence official who sought exile in Toronto.
The apparent scheme was put into action in the fall 2018, just days after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi Arabian dissident and journalist. According to the lawsuit, the group did not manage to make it past border officers at Pearson International Airport.
As news of the thwarted plan spreads, people have taken to social media to voice their disapproval, some questioning why Canada continues to do oil business with Saudi Arabia.
Canada having any relations with Saudi Arabia is perverse.— Jesse James Richard (@jessejamesrich) August 6, 2020
While some are shocked by the news, others say that it comes as no surprise given what happened to Khashoggi.
This isn’t surprising considering what happened to Jamal khashoggi and the lack of justice afterwards.— Farah hebert (@HebertFarah) August 6, 2020
On a similar note, some criticized the Prince for being able to get away with just about anything.
— Lou Stoule (@DwnDak) August 6, 2020
In the lawsuit, which was filed with the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., Aljabiri also claims that two of his kids are being used as "human bait" in Saudi Arabia to lure him back.
The allegations have yet to be proven in court.
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