Jeddah - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, have directed the Foreign Ministry to follow up on the affairs of Saudi citizens in Canada.
New trade has been frozen between the two countries, casting a shadow of uncertainty over the 2014 deal that sends light armoured vehicles to Saudi security forces.
All Saudi Arabian students now studying in Canada will be transferred to other countries.
The University of Waterloo says they have 84 students from Saudi Arabia enrolled and the majority of them are working on graduate programs. Samar Badawi and Sadah were arrested last week in what global human rights groups called a crackdown on dissent in Saudi Arabia.
"We have always said that the politicisation of human rights matters is unacceptable", Zakharova said. All Saudi patients in the country will be transferred to hospitals outside of Canada.
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Diplomatically, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Ministry responded to Canada's call to free the women's rights activists as "blatant interference in the kingdom's domestic affairs". The selloff began on Tuesday, the Financial Times reported, and involved about $100 billion in Saudi funds.
The Saudi government on Wednesday ordered some 16,000 Saudi students in Canada to pack their stuff and made arrangements for their relocation, whether they received government funding or not.
So far this year, Canada has exported $1.4 billion in merchandise goods to Saudi Arabia and imported $2 billion, according to Statistics Canada data.
It remains unclear how many Saudi patients will be affected by the decision.
"We don't know which one, but the market has sold off, and the Canadian dollar also sold off from about that time".
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to hold a news conference in Montreal, where he will be pressed on the diplomatic crisis.