November 27, 2022

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Biden wants Saudi crown prince acquitted for murdering well-known journalist

Biden wants Saudi crown prince acquitted for murdering well-known journalist

The civil case against him in the US was a last-ditch effort to hold the crown prince responsible for the murder in 2018, according to foreign media. However, according to the Biden administration, Bin Salman deserved the release because he was prime minister. Saudi Arabia for several months. The Middle Eastern country’s king decided in September to make the crown prince prime minister, a position normally held by the king himself.

British newspaper The Guardian reported that human rights activists saw it as a ploy to avoid responsibility for Khashoggi’s murder. The crown prince has ties to the West in the political assassination of Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist who previously worked in the US. A critic of the Arab regime was murdered four years ago in the Saudi embassy in Turkey. The crown prince himself denies any involvement in the murder.

Biden’s order to exempt the crown prince goes against promises the president made during his campaign. At the time, Biden said of the Khashoggi case that “the crown prince ordered the assassination” and would “make the Saudis themselves.”

This summer, however, Biden visited Saudi Arabia to, in his own words, “reassess the relationship.” There he also met Bin Salman and held a boxing match. A pending civil suit in the U.S., which does not offer immunity proposed by Biden, was brought by Khashoggi’s fiancee.

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