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Rights groups hit out at Macron decision to host Mohammed bin Salman

By Jon Henley

28 Jul 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Four years since the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is being welcomed in France by Emmanuel Macron much to the shock of human rights activists.

Human rights campaigners have hit out at Emmanuel Macron’s decision to host Mohammed bin Salman for talks in Paris during the Saudi crown prince’s first visit to Europe since the murder nearly four years ago of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Prince Mohammed, the de facto ruler of the world’s second largest oil producer, arrived at Orly airport on Wednesday night after a red-carpet stopover in Greece and was greeted by the French finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, French media reported

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