A lawsuit in Germany against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, accusing him of committing massacres against humanity.
Organization advancedReporters Without BordersToday, Tuesday, a lawsuit in Germany against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman related to committing crimes against humanity, condemning his “responsibility” for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the imprisonment of about 30 other journalists.
In its statement, the organization stated that the complaint, which was filed yesterday, Monday, to the Attorney General of the Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe due to its jurisdiction over “basic international crimes”, related to the clear and systematic persecution of journalists in Saudi Arabia, and, along with the Crown Prince, 4 officials. High-ranking Saudis.
The organization added, “Journalists are victims of widespread and systematic attacks for political reasons in support of the state policy aimed at punishing or silencing them.”
The organization confirmed that the lawsuit targets “5 main suspects: Bin Salman, his close advisor Saud Al-Qahtani, and 3 other high-ranking Saudi officials for their organizational or executive responsibility in Khashoggi’s killing, as well as their involvement in developing state policy to attack and silence journalists.”
RSF has filed a complaint with the German Prosecutor targeting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman for crimes against humanity, revealing the widespread and systematic nature of the persecution of journalists and the assassination of JamalKhashoggi.https://t.co/ooESEemxs4
– RSF (@RSF_inter) March 2, 2021
Last Friday, the administration of US President Joe Biden declassified a report issued by the US intelligence services in 2018 About the killing of the Saudi opposition journalist Jamal KhashoggiAt his country’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.
The report confirmed that “Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman He authorized the operation in Turkey to kidnap or kill Jamal Khashoggi. ”
“We based our assessment on Mohammed bin Salman’s control of decision-making in Saudi Arabia and the direct involvement in the process of his main advisor and members of the personal protection team, and in supporting bin Salman the use of violent measures to silence dissidents abroad, including Khashoggi,” the report states.
The report indicated that Mohammed bin Salman “saw Khashoggi as a threat to the kingdom and supported the use of violence if necessary to silence him.”