Journalists file a lawsuit against Saudi Crown Prince

A group of journalists in Germany (RSF) has filed a lawsuit against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-ranking officials, accusing them of committing crimes against humanity. Is like

According to the Guardian, the 500-page complaint filed in the Federal Court of Justice in the German city of Karlsruhe focuses on the “widespread and systematic” persecution of journalists in Saudi Arabia, including the detention and murder of 34 journalists in Saudi Arabia. Included.

Christoph Delour, secretary general of the group of journalists, said Saudi Arabia’s journalists were being subjected to extrajudicial killings, torture, sexual assault, coercion and enforced disappearances.

The RSF has chosen to file its complaint in Germany because, under German law, Germany has the power to prosecute crimes committed abroad, even if Germany is not involved in the case.

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