Biden gives Saudi leader immunity over Khashoggi killing

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The US has determined that Saudi Arabia’s de facto leader – Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – has immunity from a lawsuit filed by murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancé.

Mr Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi critic, was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018.

US intelligence has said it believes Prince Mohammed ordered the killing.

But in court filings, the US State department said he has immunity due to his new role as Saudi prime minister.

The official explanation for this granting of immunity to a man the CIA suspects was complicit in Mr Khashoggi’s murder is that the Saudi crown prince’s status formally changed in September when he was named prime minister. But this change is largely academic.


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