“Mohammed bin Salmanthe Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is the current head of government and, consequently, is immune from this cause”. Translated: the administration Biden ruled that the Saudi crown prince should be accorded theimmunity in the context of the proceedings against him initiated by the girlfriend of the journalist of Washington Post Jamal Khashoggi, killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018, according to US intelligence in an operation under the direction of the prince himself. According to reports from the Cnna request to this effect was filed in court by the lawyers of the US Department of Justice at the request of the State Department, on the grounds that bin Salman was recently appointed prime minister and therefore qualified to enjoy immunity as a foreign head of government. The request was presented on Thursday evening, i.e. shortly before deadline set by the Court for the Justice Department to give its opinion on the immunity and other issues arguments presented by the prince to close the case. Notwithstanding the immunity, in the document in question thehomocide it is called “atrocious”.
Hatice CengizKhashoggi’s girlfriend, and DAWNWashington-based human rights organization founded by Journalistfiled a lawsuit against bin Salman and 28 other people in October 2020 at the Federal District Court of Washington. They allege that the hit squad “kidnapped, bound, drugged, tortured, and murderedKhashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and then dismembered his body. The remains of reporter they have never been found. “Today Jamal died again,” Hatice Cengiz wrote on Twitter, commenting on the news.