The decision was made despite 'credible allegations of his involvement in Khashoggi’s murder'

A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the murder of the U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.

U.S. intelligence concluded that the Saudi de-facto ruler had ordered the brutal killing of the opposition activist by Saudi agents inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. However, District Judge John D. Bates accepted the U.S. government’s motion to clear the crown prince from the lawsuit regardless of what the judge called “credible allegations of his involvement in Khashoggi’s murder.”

Last month President Joe Biden’s administration said that the prince should be granted sovereign immunity from the lawsuit due to him officially becoming Saudi Arabia’s prime minister just weeks prior to that.... Read More: i24