Advertisement

Saudi crown prince ‘should be punished without delay,’ Khashoggi fiancée says

Click to play video: 'Slain journalist Khashoggi’s fiancée calls for sanctions against Saudi crown prince' Slain journalist Khashoggi’s fiancée calls for sanctions against Saudi crown prince
WATCH: Slain journalist Khashoggi's fiancée calls for sanctions against Saudi crown prince – Mar 4, 2021

The fiancée of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi called on Monday for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to be punished after a U.S. intelligence report found he had approved the killing.

Khashoggi, a U.S. resident who wrote opinion columns for the Washington Post criticizing Saudi policies, was killed and dismembered by a team linked to the crown prince in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Click to play video: '‘We do need to get to the bottom of it’: Garneau on Khashoggi muder' ‘We do need to get to the bottom of it’: Garneau on Khashoggi muder
‘We do need to get to the bottom of it’: Garneau on Khashoggi muder – Feb 26, 2021

Read more: Saudi crown prince approved killing of Jamal Khashoggi, U.S. intel report finds

Story continues below advertisement

A U.S. intelligence report on Friday found the prince had approved the killing, and Washington imposed sanctions on some of those involved — but not Prince Mohammed himself. The Saudi government, which has denied any involvement by the crown prince, rejected the report’s findings.

“It is essential that the crown prince… should be punished without delay,” Hatice Cengiz said on Twitter. “If the crown prince is not punished, it will forever signal that the main culprit can get away with murder which will endanger us all and be a stain on our humanity.”

Click to play video: 'Long-awaited U.S. intelligence report on Jamal Khashoggi murder expected to be released' Long-awaited U.S. intelligence report on Jamal Khashoggi murder expected to be released
Long-awaited U.S. intelligence report on Jamal Khashoggi murder expected to be released – Feb 25, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday imposed a visa ban on some Saudis believed involved in the Khashoggi killing and placed sanctions on others that would freeze their U.S. assets and generally bar Americans from dealing with them.

Story continues below advertisement

Asked about criticism of Washington for not sanctioning Prince Mohammed directly, Biden said an announcement would be made on Monday, but did not provide details, while a White House official suggested no new steps were expected.

Read more: Saudi court issues verdict on Jamal Khashoggi killing, few details revealed

“Starting with the Biden administration, it is vital for all world leaders to ask themselves if they are prepared to shake hands with a person whose culpability as a murderer has been proven,” Cengiz said.

Click to play video: 'Britain has condemned Jamal Khashoggi murder, PM Johnson says' Britain has condemned Jamal Khashoggi murder, PM Johnson says
Britain has condemned Jamal Khashoggi murder, PM Johnson says – Mar 3, 2021

Sponsored content