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Saudi crown prince given immunity from Khashoggi lawsuit
Hatice Cengiz

21 Nov 2022 / global Print

Saudi leader gets immunity from Khashoggi lawsuit

Immunity from a lawsuit filed by murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi's fiancé has been granted by the US to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia.

In court filings, the US State department said Mohammed bin Salman has immunity due to his new role as Saudi prime minister, despite US intelligence's belief that he ordered the killing.


Saudi critic Khashoggi was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018.

On hearing the ruling, Khashoggi's fiancé Hatice Cengiz wrote on Twitter that ”Jamal died again today”. 

She, together with the human rights group Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN), founded by Khashoggi, had been seeking damages from the crown prince for her fiancé's murder.

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