Human Rights Watch calls for investigation of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Nov 28, 2018, 01:05
Human Rights Watch calls for investigation of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

The action comes as Crown Prince Mohammed seeks to move on from the global controversy surrounding the murder of a journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, at a Saudi Consulate last month in Istanbul.

Citing judicial sources, Argentine media said it was extremely unlikely that the authorities would take up the case against the crown prince, Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler.

In his Sunday appearance on CNN, Schiff emphasized his concern about Trump's financial ties to the kingdom, and the possibility that these interests could play a role in the president's foreign policy.

"MBS contributed to murdering somebody overseas and it is not strength to sort of mumble past that", Sasse told "Fox News Sunday", referring to the crown prince.

Hundreds of Tunisians demonstrated in the capital on Tuesday against a planned visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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The Saudi crown prince is expected to arrive on Tuesday as part of a tour of several Arab countries on his first trip overseas since Khashoggi's murder.

"It was premeditated murder", he told the German newspaper, rather than a last resort after they failed to convince him to return to Saudi Arabia.

Prince Mohammed was greeted with a ceremonial reception and both the Saudi and Tunisian national anthems were played and a guard of honor expected.

The trip is his first overseas since the murder of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in the Kingdom's Istanbul consulate on October 2.

A Republican senator privy to the intelligence also challenged Trump's denial this week that the CIA had concluded that the crown prince ordered the October 2 assassination.

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After initially denying knowledge of the journalist's whereabouts, the Saudi authorities later admitted that Khashoggi had in fact been killed inside the consulate, albeit by rogue Saudi agents.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has asked for a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and that there was now no reason not to meet him, said Turkey's foreign minister. "We ought to be able to tell the American people, yes, it's true or no, it's not".

But many Tunisians are angry over the killing and suspicions of the prince's involvement.

Human Rights Watch said its submission was sent to federal judge Ariel Lijo.

Saudi analyst Mohammed Alyahya said that over the past two years many state institutions in the kingdom were marginalized in favor of a quicker, ad hoc decision-making process led by people with newfound power.

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