Saudi Crown Prince asks judge to dismiss case accusing him of killing Jamal Khashoggi

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Saudi Crown Prince asks judge to dismiss case accusing him of killing Jamal Khashoggi

A lawyer for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman asked a judge to dismiss a case accusing the prince of ordering the killing of columnist and government critic Jamal Khashoggi, arguing that his new role as prime minister grants him legal immunity.

A Sept. 27 order naming Crown Prince Mohammed prime minister leaves no doubt that the Crown Prince is entitled to status-based immunity, lawyer Michael Kellogg said in a filing Monday in District of Columbia federal court. Kellogg said the court should dismiss plaintiffs' claims against the Crown Prince for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction. It could be due to a conflict with your ad blocking or security software. You can add jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites. If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see this support page. We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.