Global human rights groups are concerned her sentencing could set a precedent for other jailed female activists who also demonstrated peacefully, although they advocated for other issues, like the right to drive.
Female activist, Israa al-Ghomgham, who has documented the protests in Eastern Province since they began in 2011, would be the first woman activist to face the death sentence for rights-related work.
Human Rights Watch says al-Ghomgham is the "first female activist to possibly face the death penalty for her human rights-related work, which sets a risky precedent for other women activists now behind bars".
Their next court date is scheduled for October 28, 2018.
Human Rights Watch said the case "sets a risky precedent for other women activists now behind bars".
Freeland's office issued a familiar statement on Tuesday, though it steered away from calling on Saudi Arabia to "immediately release" activists on death row. She was arrested along with her husband in 2015.
Al-Ghomgham's case is the latest human rights related detention in Saudi Arabia to catch the attention of the Liberal government after Freeland called for the release of Samar Badawi in early August.
Canada responded to news that Saudi Arabia is planning to behead a female activist now behind bars, in a further escalation of an already-tense diplomatic spat between the two countries.
Since Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman took the throne a year ago, the country has ushered in dozens of social and economic reforms. Among the women recently arrested was Nassima al-Sadah, a Shiite Muslim from the eastern city of Qatif, who had tried unsuccessfully to run for local elections there and had sued to lift the kingdom's long-standing ban on female drivers.
For Saudi trading partners who care about human rights, this should not be a hard issue on which to take a stand.
This has coincided with ongoing arrests of prominent Saudi women's rights activists who had publicly advocated for gender equality, the right for women to drive and an end to the country's male guardianship system, which threaten Bin Salman's image as a reformer.
In a system that operates under Islamic law, sentences to crimes in Saudi Arabia are usually determined with guidance from the Qu'ran.
Many of them had opposed both the driving ban and the wider system of statutory male "guardians" for women - fathers, husbands or other relatives, whose permission is required to travel or get married.
Earlier this month, Riyadh expelled Canada's ambassador, recalled its own envoy and froze all new trade and investments after Ottawa denounced a crackdown on rights activists in Saudi Arabia.
"Every day, the Saudi monarchy's unrestrained despotism makes it harder for its public relations teams to spin the fairy tale of 'reform" to allies and global business'.