USA – Lawsuit against MbS dismissed – Politics

A court in the United States has dismissed a lawsuit against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over his alleged involvement in the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In November, the US Department of Justice recommended that the court grant Bin Salman immunity in the case. The court followed the recommendation and dismissed the lawsuit, according to court documents released on Tuesday. Judge John Bates referred to the reasoning of the US government and to bin Salman’s “immunity as head of state”. At the same time, Bates addressed “the court’s uneasiness” about the Justice Department’s recommendation. This unease is not only due to “credible allegations” about the prince’s involvement in the assassination of Khashoggi.

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