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Saudi Crown Prince Sued in France for Complicity in Torture

Saudi Crown Prince Sued in France for Complicity in Torture

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 04:38 AM

PARIS (AP) — A lawyer representing a Human rights Yemeni group has filed a lawsuit in a French court against Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, accusing him of complicity in torture.

Joseph Breham is suing bin Salman — who is currently in France for an official trip — for his role in the Saudi-led coalition's airstrikes in Yemen fighting Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

The lawsuit claims that bin Salman knowingly targeted civilians.

Breham told The Associated Press that France has the jurisdiction to investigate the case since the lawsuit was filed Monday while bin Salman was present on French soil. But he acknowledged Bin Salman can't be arrested by French authorities due to of his diplomatic immunity.

Paris' prosecutor office did not immediately respond to a request for comments from the AP.

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A lawyer representing a Human rights Yemeni group has filed a lawsuit in a French court against Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, accusing him of complicity in torture.Joseph Breham is suing bin Salman - who is currently in France for an official trip - for his...
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