Idriss Déby, President of Chad, Dies After Clashes With Rebels

Idriss Déby, who ruled with an iron fist for three decades and had just secured his sixth term in office, was considered by the West a linchpin in the fight against Islamist extremism in central Africa.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #chad, #deby-idriss, #politics-and-government

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Aleksei Navalny Is Transferred to Hospital After Long Hunger Strike

The imprisoned Russian opposition leader was moved for what the authorities described as vitamin treatment. The U.S. has warned of “consequences” should he die.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #russia

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Irish Leader Apologizes for Killing of Prince Philip’s Uncle

Mary Lou McDonald, leader of the party that was once the political wing of the paramilitary Irish Republican Army, said she was sorry for its assassination of Louis Mountbatten.

#apologies, #assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #great-britain, #ireland, #irish-republican-army, #mcdonald-mary-lou, #mountbatten-louis, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #royal-families, #sinn-fein, #terrorism

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Sinn Fein Leader Apologizes for 1979 Killing of Prince Philip’s Uncle

Mary Lou McDonald, leader of the party that was once the political wing of the paramilitary Irish Republican Army, said she was sorry for its assassination of Louis Mountbatten.

#apologies, #assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #great-britain, #ireland, #irish-republican-army, #mcdonald-mary-lou, #mountbatten-louis, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #royal-families, #sinn-fein, #terrorism

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Aleksei Navalny Should Be in Intensive Care, His Doctors Say

Doctors said recent blood tests indicated that the Russian opposition leader, who is nearly three weeks into a hunger strike, was at risk of heart failure and “could die at any moment.”

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #hunger-strikes, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #political-prisoners, #prisons-and-prisoners, #russia

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Aleksei Navalny Needs His Doctors

Vladimir Putin may be able to save his nemesis’s life. He must.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Navalny Declares a Hunger Strike in Prison Over Medical Care

Aleksei A. Navalny, one of Russia’s most prominent opposition leaders, said he would not end the strike until he receives proper medical treatment and asked to see a doctor of his choice.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #navalny-aleksei-a, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Navalny’s Health Is Deteriorating in Prison, His Lawyers Say

Aleksei A. Navalny, a Russian opposition leader who survived a poisoning last year, has numbness in one leg so severe that he cannot put weight on it.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Russia Erupts in Fury Over Biden’s Calling Putin a Killer

The Kremlin described the U.S. president’s response to an interview question as “very bad,” and recalled its ambassador to “analyze what needs to be done” about the countries’ relations.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #navalny-aleksei-a, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #united-states-international-relations

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Colombia Seeks Justice for War Atrocities Via New Court

A court in Colombia is exposing atrocities in the country’s long civil war, trying to compile a record all sides can accept, and offering leniency to those who confess. Not everyone is pleased.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #colombia, #defense-and-military-forces, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #revolutionary-armed-forces-of-colombia, #uribe-alvaro, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Biden’s Dilemmas, Part 1: Punishing Saudi Arabia

In the first of two parts about what we’re learning about the current administration, we look at the president’s approach to justice in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #istanbul-turkey, #khashoggi-jamal, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #sanger-david-e, #saudi-arabia, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-post

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Biden Administration Announces First Sanctions on Russia in Navalny Case

The action came as the administration declassified an intelligence finding that the F.S.B., one of Russia’s leading intelligence agencies, was responsible for the poisoning of Aleksei A. Navalny.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #european-union, #federal-security-service, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman, the Murderous Monarch

President Biden hasn’t pushed for real justice, but at least he’s not as obsequious as his predecessor.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #khashoggi-jamal, #kushner-jared, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #politics-and-government, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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President Biden Lets a Saudi Murderer Walk

The crown prince killed my friend Jamal Khashoggi, and we do next to nothing.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #khashoggi-jamal, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #politics-and-government, #saudi-arabia, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

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Biden Won’t Penalize Saudi Crown Prince Over Khashoggi’s Killing, Fearing Relations Breach

The decision will disappoint the human rights community and members of his own party who complained during the Trump administration that the U.S. was failing to hold Mohammed bin Salman accountable.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #istanbul-turkey, #khashoggi-jamal, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #saudi-arabia, #state-department, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Saudi Prince Approved Khashoggi’s Death, U.S. Report Says

The release of the report by the Biden administration was a sign that the new president will try to isolate Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #central-intelligence-agency, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #khashoggi-jamal, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #office-of-the-director-of-national-intelligence, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Police in Malta Say Arrests Are Complete in Journalist’s 2017 Murder

The force’s commissioner said everyone believed to be involved in the car bombing that killed Daphne Caruana Galizia was in custody. But a motive remains unclear.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #bombs-and-explosives, #caruana-galizia-daphne, #malta, #muscat-joseph-1974

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Candidate Biden Called Saudi Arabia a ‘Pariah.’ He Now Has to Deal With It.

In a coming call with King Salman, the president plans to warn him that the United States will soon make public intelligence about the Saudi crown prince’s role in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #central-intelligence-agency, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #khashoggi-jamal, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #salman-king-of-saudi-arabia, #saudi-arabia, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Seif Bamporiki, Rwanda Opposition Figure, Killed in South Africa

South African authorities said that for now they were treating the case as a robbery, but the political allies of the man who was shot, Seif Bamporiki, had their suspicions of an assassination.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #bamporiki-abdallah-seif, #belgium, #cape-town-south-africa, #kagame-paul, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rusesabagina-paul, #rwanda, #rwanda-national-congress

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What Awaits Navalny in Russia’s Brutal Penal Colony System

Its prison camps, descended from the Soviet gulag, are notoriously harsh. But in a shift from the Stalin era, inmates have treated political prisoners with respect.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #political-prisoners, #prisons-and-prisoners, #russia

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Prominent Lebanese Critic of Hezbollah Is Killed

Lokman Slim was a rare Shiite Muslim who openly criticized the extremist group for its militancy in Lebanon and the Middle East. He was found dead in a car with multiple bullet wounds.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #hezbollah, #lebanon, #shiite-muslims, #slim-lokman, #terrorism

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As Protests Grip Russia, Putin Critics of Many Stripes Rally Around Navalny

While many at the protests are critical of Aleksei A. Navalny, the Kremlin’s treatment of the opposition leader has united a disparate group of Putin’s opponents who say they can no longer tolerate official injustice.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #corruption-institutional, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #malaysia-airlines-flight-17, #navalny-aleksei-a, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Russian Court Orders Aleksei Navalny Kept in Jail

The opposition leader, speaking by video link, called the decision politically motivated. Tens of thousands of people calling for his release protested across Russia last weekend.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #navalny-aleksei-a, #politics-and-government, #russia

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German Neo-Nazi Sentenced to Life for Murder of Merkel Ally

The 2019 killing appeared to be the country’s first political assassination by a far-right extremist since the end of World War II.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #decisions-and-verdicts, #ernst-stephan, #germany, #lubcke-walter, #neo-nazi-groups, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

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Man Threatened to Assassinate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Officials Say

Garret Miller, who was among those who stormed the Capitol, also threatened the officer who fatally shot a Trump supporter, saying he would “hug his neck with a nice rope,” prosecutors said.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #garret-miller, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #richardson-texas, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Russia Seeks to Divert Youths From Lure of Navalny Protests

Schools have scheduled exams and officials asked families to engage in nonpolitical activities like walks in the woods in an effort to keep young people away from demonstrations set for Saturday.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #navalny-aleksei-a, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #social-media

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Raised on Le Carré, He Wrote a Thriller Dipped in Poison

Sergei Lebedev is making his debut as a spy novelist with “Untraceable,” a book inspired by the attempted killing of a former Russian intelligence agent.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #lebedev-sergei-1981, #poisoning-and-poisons, #russia, #untraceable-a-gripping-mystery-thriller-book, #writing-and-writers

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The Extraordinary Courage of Aleksei Navalny

After a near-fatal poisoning, Russia’s top dissident steps back into the bear’s den.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #navalny-aleksei-a, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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‘There Is No Safe Area’: In Kabul, Fear Has Taken Over

A new wave of violence and a growing uncertainty about the country’s future have left Afghans in the capital with a constant sense of fear.

#afghanistan, #assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #kabul-afghanistan, #taliban, #terrorism

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Navalny Prepares to Fly to Moscow, Despite Threat of Arrest

Aleksei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, says he will fly home from Germany on Sunday. The Russian authorities have said they will “take all actions” to detain him.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #germany, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Aleksei Navalny Says He’ll Return to Russia on Sunday

The opposition leader has been recovering in Germany from a poisoning attack widely believed to have been carried out by the Russian state.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #germany, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #russia

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Why Is Iran Kidnapping and Executing Dissidents?

Abductions and executions of Iranian journalists and activists seem to be aimed at complicating the resumption of talks under the Biden administration.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #capital-punishment, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #khamenei-ali, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #nuclear-weapons, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #rouhani-hassan, #united-states-international-relations

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Russian Police Arrest a Top Navalny Ally, Lyubov Sobol

The police detained Lyubov Sobol amid a crackdown on activists seeking to draw attention to the nerve-agent poisoning of the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #federal-security-service, #moscow-russia, #poisoning-and-poisons, #russia

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As Evidence Mounts that Navalny Was Poisoned by State, Russians Just Sigh

Aleksei Navalny, the top critic of President Putin, has aired evidence that he was poisoned by his own government. Russians have responded with fear, disbelief and a lot of apathy.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #mansky-vitaly-1963, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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U.S. Considers Granting Immunity to Saudi Prince in Suspected Assassination Attempt

If the request is granted, it could potentially provide a legal basis to dismiss a separate case against Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

#aljabri-saad, #assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #canada, #diplomatic-immunity, #extradition, #immunity-from-prosecution, #khashoggi-jamal, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #saudi-arabia, #state-department, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Navalny Says Russian Agent Confessed to Plot to Poison Him

Aleksei A. Navalny, the Russian opposition leader, published a recording of a phone call in which he says he tricked a security official into exposing the plot.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #federal-security-service, #poisoning-and-poisons, #russia

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Putin Denies Involvement in Poisoning of Navalny

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia laughed off a question about the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny at a marathon news conference where he also defended his country’s coronavirus response.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #federal-security-service, #germany, #navalny-aleksei-a, #organization-for-the-prohibition-of-chemical-weapons, #poisoning-and-poisons, #russia

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Russian Officers Were Near Navalny When He Was Poisoned, Report Says

The agents, from a unit with poisonous chemicals expertise, were tracked by their telephones, the Bellingcat investigative group said, the strongest evidence of Moscow’s involvement in the nerve agent attack.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #bellingcat, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #federal-security-service, #poisoning-and-poisons, #russia

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Killer Robot? Assassination of Iranian Scientist Feeds Conflicting Accounts

Contradictory reports from Iran expose tensions between competing factions of the government as each seeks to avoid blame for a major security lapse.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #defense-and-military-forces, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #fakhrizadeh-mohsen, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #israel, #politics-and-government, #remote-control-systems

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The Fallout From the Killing of an Iranian Nuclear Scientist

Readers discuss the motives behind the assassination and the likely consequences.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #iran, #israel, #nuclear-weapons, #united-states-international-relations

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As Iran Mourns Nuclear Scientist, Officials Vow to Find His Killers

“We chase the criminals to the end,” the Iranian defense minister said at the funeral of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #fakhrizadeh-mohsen, #iran, #nuclear-weapons

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A Scorched Earth Strategy on Iran

The assassination of a top nuclear scientist isn’t about stopping a bomb — it’s about preventing diplomacy. Joe Biden doesn’t have to let it work.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #europe, #iran, #nuclear-energy, #nuclear-weapons, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Assassination Threatens Fate of Iran Nuclear Deal

The killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist is likely to impede the country’s military ambitions. Its real purpose may have been to prevent the president-elect from resuming diplomacy with Tehran.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #fakhrizadeh-mohsen, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #mossad, #netanyahu-benjamin, #suleimani-qassim, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

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As Iran Threatens Payback After Assassination, Germany Urges Restraint

The killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, which Tehran blamed on Israel, raised fears of an escalation in violent retribution.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #defense-and-military-forces, #fakhrizadeh-mohsen, #iran, #nuclear-weapons, #united-states-international-relations

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Gunmen Assassinate Iran’s Top Nuclear Scientist in Ambush, Provoking New Crisis

Iran expressed fury over the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, blaming it on Israel and the United States. His death may complicate President-elect Biden’s intention to restore the Iranian nuclear deal.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #fakhrizadeh-mohsen, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #israel, #middle-east, #nuclear-weapons, #targeted-killings, #united-states-international-relations

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At G-20, Saudi Arabia and Human Rights Activists Fight Over Kingdom’s Image

As the summit’s host, the kingdom hopes to showcase its advances, while critics see an opportunity to pounce. But the virtual event will have a lower profile.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #group-of-twenty, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #human-rights-watch, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #political-prisoners, #riyadh-saudi-arabia, #womens-rights

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After Trump’s Embrace, Saudis Brace for a Chillier Tone From Biden

Saudi Arabia’s leaders counted on President Trump’s unwavering support, but President-elect Biden has vowed to take away the kingdom’s “dangerous blank check.”

#arms-trade, #assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #hathloul-loujain-al, #iran, #israel, #middle-east, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #reema-bint-bandar-bin-sultan-princess-of-saudi-arabia, #saudi-arabia, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yemen

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Al Qaeda’s Abu Muhammad al-Masri Secretly Killed in Iran

Israeli agents shot Abu Muhammad al-Masri on the streets of Tehran at the behest of the U.S., officials said, but no one — Iran, Al Qaeda, the U.S. or Israel — has publicly acknowledged the killing.

#abu-muhammad-al-masri, #al-qaeda, #assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #israel, #national-counterterrorism-center, #targeted-killings, #terrorism, #united-states-international-relations

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John Hinckley Can Publicly Display His Artwork, Judge Rules

The man who shot President Ronald Reagan said he wanted to “make money from my music and art.”

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #brady-james-s, #hinckley-john-w-jr, #mental-health-and-disorders, #reagan-ronald-wilson

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Fiancée Sues Saudi Crown Prince Over Khashoggi Killing

The fiancée of the slain Washington Post journalist sued Prince Mohammed bin Salman in an attempt to learn more about the 2018 killing.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #cengiz-hatice, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #khashoggi-jamal, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #saudi-arabia, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #turkey, #washington-post

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