German prosecutor gets complaint over Khashoggi death

Jamal Khashoggi’s murder has drawn global attention. — AFP file pic

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BERLIN, March 2 — Germany’s prosecutor general received a criminal complaint from media watchdog Reporters Without Borders against Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and several top officials over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, it said today.

The 500-page complaint, filed yesterday in the Karlsruhe federal court, includes allegations of arbitrary detention of more than 30 journalists and the murder of Washington Post columnist Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018.

The prosecutor’s office said it was assessing the legal and factual merits of the complaint. — Reuters