Keyword: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Interview: UN investigator details evidence in Khashoggi murder, calls for probe into Saudi ruler

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A scene at a homage to Jamal Khashoggi held outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, October 25th 2018. © Reuters A scene at a homage to Jamal Khashoggi held outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, October 25th 2018. © Reuters

In a 100-page report published last week on her investigation into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, Agnès Callamard, concluded that “Mr Khashoggi has been the victim of a deliberate, premeditated execution, an extrajudicial killing for which the state of Saudi Arabia is responsible under international human rights law”, and recommended that Saudi Arabia’s ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, should be investigated for his responsibility in the crime. In this interview with Mediapart, she details her investigation and its findings, and and calls on states to take a "serious" stand on press freedom.

Corruption-purging Saudi prince 'owns 275m-euro French castle'

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, currently leading a purge presented as an anti-corruption drive with the arrests of members of the Saudi royal family and other top officials, has been revealed by The New York Times as the secret owner of a sprawling replica near Paris of the Versailles château, estimated by Forbes magazine to be the world's most expensive property.