National Assembly party aims at creation of representative government in Saudi ArabiaA group of intellectual Saudi Arabian expatriates have launched an opposition party on the second anniversary of the murder of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi.The aim of the National Assembly party is to gather the support of people inside and outside of Saudi Arabia for the formation of a representative government, which would be the first elected democratic institution inside the country since its birth 90 years ago. Continue reading...
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Efforts to hold Saudi officials accountable for the killing of the dissident journalist continue, but any...Efforts to hold Saudi officials accountable for the killing of the dissident journalist continue, but any punishment appears unlikely.
Court exonerates crown prince’s inner circle of involvement in murder of dissident journalistSaudi Arabia has been...Court exonerates crown prince’s inner circle of involvement in murder of dissident journalistSaudi Arabia has been accused of engaging in a mockery of justice by shielding the alleged masterminds of the killing of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after a court effectively exonerated Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s inner circle of involvement in the murder.The gruesome killing in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018 stunned Saudi Arabia’s western allies, plunging the kingdom into its worst diplomatic crisis since the 9/11 attacks. Continue reading...
Khashoggi’s ‘killers’ have been sentenced to death. That won’t detoxify Saudi Arabia | Simon Tisdall
The dubious convictions of the men accused of murdering the journalist will do nothing for the...The dubious convictions of the men accused of murdering the journalist will do nothing for the kingdom’s reputationIf Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, believes the sentencing to death of five hapless stooges for the murder of the dissident journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, is the end of the affair, he is sorely mistaken. The brutal killing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October last year has shamed the kingdom, caused lasting harm to its global standing, and irretrievably damaged Prince Mohammed’s personal reputation.In short, the whole business stinks – and the stench will not be dissipated, nor the noxious smell dispersed, by a travesty of a trial that bears little or no resemblance to a properly conducted legal proceeding. This horrendous crime will remain a gross and indelible mark on the conscience of the House of Saud. Continue reading...