INTERNATIONAL The elevation of Mohammed bin Salman to prime minister of Saudi Arabia, days before the Biden administration was set to decide whether to grant him immunity in the final court case over Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, has been accused of being a ruse to shield the crown prince from justice. On Tuesday, King[…]
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[…]
Dozens of nations condemned Saudi Arabia before the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday over serious violations and demanded accountability for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In a relatively rare rebuke of the oil-rich kingdom before the UN’s top rights body, Denmark’s Ambassador Carsten Staur read a statement on[…]
A Saudi court on Monday overturned five death sentences previously issued against the killers of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a final ruling that jailed eight defendants to between seven and 20 years, state media reported. “Five of the convicts were given 20 years in prison and another three were jailed[…]
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[…]
A Turkish court is set to open the trial of 20 Saudi officials indicted over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The trial will begin at Istanbul province’s main court in the district of Caglayan at 10am local time (07:00 GMT) on Friday morning, officials at the Istanbul prosecutor’s[…]
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[…]
Turkey and international rights groups have led condemnation of a Saudi court verdict over the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying it failed to deliver justice. Five people were sentenced to death on Monday over the brutal killing of the writer by a team of Saudi agents inside the kingdom’s consulate[…]
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[…]
Former Democratic vice presidential nominee and US Senator from Virginia Tim Kaine sent a letter to the FBI asking them to open an investigation into journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. In the letter he sent on Wednesday, Kaine expressed support for last month’s UN investigation into Khashoggi’s death. “I support the[…]
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