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Saudi Arabia's highest court has revoked the death sentence against Montrealer Mohamed Kohail, arrested after a fatal 2007 brawl, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon confirmed Saturday.
Kohail, 24, was facing a public beheading for the death of Munzer Haraki, 19, who died after a schoolyard fight in Jeddah. But the country's Supreme Council has ordered a new trial.
"The Government of Canada has repeatedly raised the cases of Sultan and Mohamed Kohail directly with senior Saudi ministers,