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US seeks immunity for Saudi prince after Khashoggi’s girlfriend complains

ISTANBUL, Turkey — Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed by the Saudi regime in 2018, accused President Joe Biden of “protecting the killer” this Friday after the White House determined that Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman Must have immunity.

The girlfriend of a Saudi journalist who was killed at her country’s consulate in Istanbul in October 2018 said on Twitter, “Biden has saved the killer by granting him immunity. He saved the criminal and covered himself in the crime.” United States itself. Blamed Yuvraj in the past.

“Jamal is dead again today,” insisted Cengiz, a Turkish national who was about to marry Khashoggi when he was abducted and dismembered.

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Khashoggi’s girlfriend Hatice Cengiz accuses President Biden of ‘protecting the killer’

Lawyers for the US government told a Washington court late Thursday at the request of the State Department that bin Salman enjoys diplomatic immunity as head of government of Saudi Arabia.

“MBS (acronym for Mohammed bin Salman) has been granted immunity by the US State Department. This is not a decision that everyone was expecting. We thought maybe there would be a glimmer of justice from the US. But then, Money comes first.” Cengiz wrote.

Human rights activists reprimanded Biden last July for meeting with bin Salman in Saudi Arabia.

Khashoggi, a former figurehead of the Saudi regime but later at odds with bin Salman, entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018, to obtain the documents needed to marry Cengiz, but never again. Didn’t leave the building, and aren’t there yet. from the remains of his body.

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Last April, Turkish justice archived the case and transferred the file to Saudi Arabia, thus effectively closing any possibility of convicting the perpetrators of the crime.

Saudi Arabia sentenced eight defendants in September 2020, five of them to death, later commuted to 20 years in prison, but the trial’s lack of transparency has drawn widespread criticism.

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