Canada probes possible use of its equipment in Saudi crackdown
Montreal, Canada - Canada warned on Saturday it was reviewing reports that Saudi Arabia is using Canadian armoured vehicles in a crackdown in the kingdom’s Shiite-majority east. “We are looking at these claims very seriously... and have immediately launched a review,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.
The Globe and Mail reported earlier that light armoured vehi- cles sold by Canada to Saudi Arabia had been used against Shiite civilians in a major operation that left several people dead in the town of Awamiya in Eastern Province. Experts told the newspaper that vehicles appearing in photos and videos of the Saudi operations were Gurkha RPVs produced by Terradyne Armored Vehicles near Toronto.