Argentine investigation of Saudi crown prince’s crimes

This 28 November 2018 video says about itself:

🇦🇷MBS arrives in Argentina for G20: Will he be a pariah?

Saudi Arabia‘s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, also known as MBS, has landed in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires for the G20 summit, which begins on Friday.

The murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is hanging heavily over Prince Mohammed, as he arrives in Argentina for the G20 summit of world leaders. Human Rights Watch has filed a legal complaint in Argentina over the Khashoggi allegations and it also wants MBS to be prosecuted over civilian deaths in Yemen.

Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports from Buenos Aires.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

An Argentinian judge is starting a preliminary investigation into Mohammed bin Salman. He responds to the request of human rights organization Human Rights Watch to prosecute the Saudi crown prince for crimes against humanity.

Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Argentina yesterday. This weekend he will be participating in the G20 summit in Buenos Aires.

Judge Ariel Lijo agreed with the prosecutor’s request to establish whether investigations are being conducted against Mohammed in other countries as well. He also asked Human Rights Watch to give more details about the accusations against the Saudi. The judge will decide at a later time whether he will start a formal investigation.

Yemen and Khashoggi

Human Rights Watch submitted the request to prosecute Mohammed on Tuesday. According to the human rights organization, he has committed crimes in [the war on] Yemen … . The organization also wants to prosecute him for the murder of the journalist Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

US President Donald Trump’s trip to the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina has been accompanied by an outpouring of jingoism throughout the US political establishment, targeting not just Russia, but with ever-greater belligerence, China: here.

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