Khashoggi’s fiancee, rights group sue MBS for journalist’s murder

Khashoggi’s fiancee, rights group sue MBS for journalist’s murder


Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of late Washington Post feature writer Jamal Khashoggi, has recorded a claim in the United States against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed canister Salman (MBS) over the columnist’s horrifying homicide.


Cengiz, the fiancee and a rights bunch established by Khashoggi before his passing recorded the claim on Tuesday in a Washington; DC District Court against MBS and also in excess of two dozen other top Saudi authorities, looking for harms for his killing in Istanbul in 2018.


It alleges that Khashoggi was the victim of a ruse that began in Riyadh’s US embassy; when he went there to secure documents to marry Cengiz, the fiancee.


The lawsuit claims the “plan to permanently silence Mr Khashoggi by murdering him was put in motion no later than the summer of 2018”; by MBS and other Saudi officials named in the document.


The plan was crafted after the defendants allegedly learned of Khashoggi’s plans to use Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN); the rights group he founded, “as a platform to espouse democratic reform and promote human rights”, the suit continues.


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It accuses MBS and Saudi officials of having “manufactured an opportunity to murder him” in which Saudi officials; in the Washington Embassy told Khashoggi he could not receive the documents in the US, and would instead have to travel to Istanbul; to get them at the Saudi consulate there.


“This fatal misdirection took place in the United States and was part of the overall conspiracy intended; to have a direct impact on Mr Khashoggi’s political activities in the United States.


Defendants and their co-conspirators orchestrated these actions with the intention of murdering Mr Khashoggi”;  the lawsuit alleges.



Khashoggi was ultimately killed in the consulate in Istanbul in October 2018; and his remains have not been found.


Saudi Arabia acknowledges its agents killed Khashoggi but blames it on a botched rendition operation that was executed without MBS’s consent; an explanation excoriated by critics who doubt the killing could have been conducted without the direct knowledge and consent of MBS, the kingdom’s de facto ruler.






The CIA, the US worldwide insight administration; inferred that MBS coordinated Khashoggi’s homicide, as indicated by reports from the Washington Post, New York Times and BBC.


Khashoggi’s slaughtering was globally censured. US officials acquainted a Senate goal with accuse MBS for Khashoggi’s murdering.


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has additionally consistently vowed to deal with the culprits.


The claim documented by Cengiz and DAWN looks for noteworthy financial harms; which it says ought to be controlled by a preliminary jury.


“I am cheerful that we can accomplish truth and equity for Jamal through this claim,” Cengiz said in an announcement.


“I place my trust in the American common equity framework to offer voice to what in particular occurred; and consider the individuals who did this responsible for their activities.”





Source: Reuters

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