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Canada sanctions 17 Saudi nationals over Khashoggi killing

Canada imposed sanctions on 17 Saudis officials said are linked to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the foreign ministry announced on Thursday.

The sanctions, which freezes their assets and bars their travel to Canada, "target individuals who are, in the opinion of the government of Canada, responsible for or complicit in the extrajudicial killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on October 2, 2018," Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a statement.

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