The lawsuit against the Saudi crown prince for his involvement in Khashoggi’s murder was dismissed

The affair that shocked the world: Last night (Tuesday) the district court in the United States rejected the lawsuit against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – for his involvement in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. According to the same report on the CNN network, Judge John Bates said that he felt “discomfort” when making the decision, but accepted the recommendation of the American administration to grant immunity to bin Salman despite “credible allegations” against him.

About a month ago, the Biden administration decided that Saudi Crown Prince Bin Salman would be granted immunity from prosecution for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. After the announcement by the US Department of Justice, Khashoggi’s ex-fiancée wrote on her Twitter page: “Jamal died again today. We thought there might be a light for justice from the United States, but once again money decided.”

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi | Photo: CNN, news
The murder of Khashoggi in October 2018 – caused an international uproar. The journalist, who is considered a prominent opponent of the regime in Saudi Arabia, ran a regular column in the Washington Post newspaper, in which he used to harshly criticize Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. In the past, media in Turkey published the photos of members of bin Salman’s entourage, which were recorded inside the consulate building shortly before the murder.

A slap in the face to Biden: the president in Saudi Arabia with bin Salman (Photo: Reuters)
Granted him legal immunity in the US. Biden and bin Salman, archive | Photo: Reuters

According to the estimates of the Turkish police, Khashoggi’s body was dismembered after the act – and put in garbage bags that have not been found to this day. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia initially denied that it was a murder and only a few weeks later changed their version and announced that it was indeed an assassination. The affair caused an uproar around the world and even severely damaged Saudi Arabia’s relations with Western countries.

3 years ago, a UN report was published stating that there is reliable evidence that the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, ordered the murder of the journalist. In addition, it is claimed that the Arab princesses and bin Salman – planned the assassination of Khashoggi. The committee even called on Saudi Arabia to take responsibility for the assassination.


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