Jamal Khashoggi

UAE overturns prison sentence for former Khashoggi attorney

INTERNATIONAL The United Arab Emirates has overturned a three-year prison sentence for US citizen and civil rights attorney Asim Ghafoor, who had represented slain Middle East Eye columnist Jamal Khashoggi, one of his lawyers said. Virginia-based Ghafoor had been convicted in absentia in the UAE on murky charges that included money laundering and tax[…]

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UK sanctions Saudis, Russians under new Magnitsky powers

The United Kingdom imposed economic sanctions on dozens of individuals and organisations from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, and North Korea under new British powers to punish human-rights offenders. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Monday the sanctions targeted those behind “some of the notorious human rights violations in recent years”, and were[…]

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20 Saudis charged in Jamal Khashoggi murder

A Turkish court on Saturday accepted an indictment on the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, reports Anadolu Agency. The 117-page indictment prepared by Istanbul prosecutors accusing 20 Saudi nationals of involvement in the gruesome premeditated murder was accepted by Istanbul’s Heavy Penal[…]

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Saudi crown prince denies ordering Khashoggi killing – interview

Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), Saudi Arabia‘s de facto ruler, denied in an interview broadcast on Sunday that he ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi operatives nearly a year ago but said he ultimately bears “full responsibility” for what happened because he is the country’s leader. Speaking to the US network CBS on[…]

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