Hatice Cengiz, the journalist’s fiancee Jamal Khashoggiassassinated by the Saudi regime in 2018, accused US President Joe Biden of “saving the assassin” on Friday, after the White House ruled that Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman should have immunity.
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“Biden has saved the murderer by granting him immunity. He saved the criminal and involved himself in the crime.” The girlfriend of the Saudi journalist who was assassinated in the consulate of her country in Istanbul in October 2018 said on Twitter, a crime for which the US president himself held the crown prince responsible in the past.
“Jamal died again today”, iinsisted cengiza Turkish citizen who was about to marry Khashoggi when he was kidnapped and dismembered.
Lawyers for the US government, at the request of the State Department, told the Washington court late Thursday that Bin Salman, as head of the Saudi government, has diplomatic immunity.
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“The US State Department has granted immunity to MBS (short for Mohamed bin Salman). It is not a decision that everyone expected. We thought maybe there would be a light of justice from the US But then again, money comes first.”wrote cengiz.
The human rights activist had already reproached last July Biden his meeting with bin salman in Saudi Arabia.
Khashoggiformer man of the Saudi regime but later faced with bin salmanentered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018 to obtain the documentation he needed to marry Cengiz, but he never left the building again, nor is there any trace of his body remains to date.
Last April, the Turkish Justice archived the case and transferred the file to Saudi Arabiathus effectively closing any possibility of convicting those guilty of the crime.
Saudi Arabia He had sentenced eight defendants in September 2020, five of them to death sentences later commuted to 20 years in prison, but the lack of transparency in the trial has sparked much criticism.