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Showdown as Saudi crown prince aims to dodge lawsuit over Khashoggi murder

By Stephanie Kirchgaessner

24 Oct 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

A judge is set to decide whether a civil case against Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his alleged co-conspirators in connection with the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi can proceed.

Courtroom 30 in Washington’s district court might seem an unlikely venue for a diplomatic showdown between Saudi Arabia and the US.

But for Hatice Cengiz it represents the last hope for justice following the brutal murder of her fiancee, the Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

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