Newspaper quoted “GuardianThe British statements about a number of Saudi dissidents abroad, including Khaled al-Jabri’s son. The former Saudi intelligence official, whom bin Salman tried and failed to assassinate.
Saudi dissidents in the West, in their interview with the British newspaper, raised the alarm about their lives after Mohammed bin Salman evaded any sanctions for the assassination of Khashoggi.
Impunity would make it more dangerous
The Guardian quoted Khaled al-Jabri, son of former Saudi intelligence official Saad al-Jabri, as saying the lack of direct accountability. Mohammed bin Salman will grant lasting impunity.
Which “will make it more dangerous,” according to his description.
Khaled al-Jabri, who lives with his father in Canada, also said: “Perhaps he believes – bin Salman – that he can escape future assassinations as long as he leaves no trace.
To that, the British newspaper quoted Saudis residing in the West as saying that they are terrified of avoiding the new US administration. Imposing sanctions on bin Salman.
Because, according to them, this will encourage him to continue his retaliatory and reckless operations.
What did Omar bin Abdulaziz say?
For his part, the prominent Saudi dissident Omar bin Abdul Aziz told the “Guardian” that “it is clear that the crown prince can do whatever he wants.”
Omar was close to Jamal Khashoggi, and the Canadian authorities had previously warned last summer that he was a “potential target” for Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi dissident added that bin Salman will not be stopped, and no one will punish him.
“I try to be optimistic, but justice has not been served,” he added.
Omar referred with concern to a recently reported case of “Ahmed Al-Harbi,” a Saudi activist residing in Montreal, who requested asylum in Canada.
Al-Kharbi was returned to Saudi Arabia in mysterious circumstances after his visit to the Saudi Embassy in Ottawa.
According to the “Toronto Star” newspaper, a new Twitter account affiliated with Al-Harbi began spreading positive messages about Saudi Arabia, contrasting sharply with Al-Harbi’s previous criticisms.
In turn, the son of the detained Saudi preacher, Salman Al-Awda, warned Dr. Abdullah Al-Awda of the consequences of Bin Salman’s impunity.
Abdullah Al-Awda considered that the new US policies represented in the “Khashoggi Ban” law, despite its importance, did not represent accountability for the Saudi Crown Prince.
Dozens of preachers and activists are still being arrested inside the kingdom’s cells, among them his father Salman al-Awda.
President Joe Biden refused to impose sanctions on the Saudi crown prince, “for fear that this would affect the relations between the two countries.”
American legislators are preparing a law in Congress
But US lawmakers are working on preparing a bill in Congress, calling for sanctions against Mohammed bin Salman, over the killing of the Saudi journalist Khashoggi.
And in a cosmetic attempt by the “Biden” administration after receiving widespread criticism for avoiding imposing sanctions on “bin Salman”.
Last week it announced a plan to expandBanning KhashoggiAccording to which restrictions were imposed on 76 security and political officials in the Kingdom.
While the law was widely welcomed by many observers, as an important step to protect the future raisers of truth science and prevent their killing and torture.
However, some emphasized that there is a challenge in how to implement the visa ban in order to achieve its desired effect.
On the other hand, many Democrats warned that the sanctions imposed by the Biden administration were not strong enough, and that they had let bin Salman escape his involvement in the assassination.
Tom Malinowski said in a press release that he praises the Biden administration for identifying Mohammed bin Salman as Khashoggi’s killer.
He added, “But what will weaken America’s message to Saudi Arabia is for the United States of America to accuse the Crown Prince of committing the crime without doing anything to hold him accountable.”
Congressman, who is a close friend of Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, also said: “The law is clear that the Secretary of State is. He should impose a ban on granting visas to Prime Time Zone he knows are linked to serious human rights violations. This is fully determined by the Khashoggi report.
He pointed out that the bill that we are presenting doubles the clarity of this matter, and reminds the world that no one in the United States is above the law, whether he is a prince or president.
McGovern, a Massachusetts congressman who has been one of the most vocal critics of the Saudi regime in Congress, said. There must be consequences for the Khashoggi assassination. Such a heinous crime must not be met with impunity.
He indicated that the new bill is an important first step in ensuring that these officials are known and accountable.
He emphasized that there is more that can and should be done, including ending US arms sales. And security aid to the Saudi government.
Legislation is a clear message to Saudi Arabia
New Jersey Congressman Andy Kim said the legislation sends a clear and necessary message to. Crown Prince that his responsibility for the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi will not pass without consequences.
And he stressed that if America fails to act, that means a clear message to allies and enemies that American values. And US interests can be ignored and crushed underfoot, he said.
Earlier, White House spokeswoman Jane Psaki defended. For the decision not to impose sanctions on the crown prince himself.
She also argued that targeting “the network responsible for these acts is the best way to prevent such a crime from happening again.”
She also added that the United States does not punish leaders of foreign countries with whom it has diplomatic relations. However management reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary in the future.
The US State Department spokesman, Ned Price, said they were not in a position to provide details. About the names of those subject to the “Khashoggi ban,” as well as any possible reform measures, he said.
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