The Argentine judiciary “is considering the possibility of formal charges against the Crown Prince” in the case of Khashoggi and the situation in Yemen, immediately after his arrival in Argentina to attend the summit of the 20th.
The newspaper said the initiative to stir accusations against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman “belongs to Human Rights Watch International.”
“Diplomatic or other immunity may protect the Saudi prince in the end from any possible charges,” she said.
In this regard, Argentine officials have ruled out the issuance of an arrest warrant against bin Salman before the G20, which will start on Friday.
“The presence of Ben Salman at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires could be an opportunity to redress the victims of abuses in Yemen and Saudi Arabia,” Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth was quoted as saying.
“Mohamed bin Salman must know that he may be subject to criminal investigation if he goes to Argentina.”
For his part, the President of the Association of plaintiffs in Argentina, Carlos Rivolo, told the New York Times that Human Rights complaint filed with the Attorney General's Office in Argentina last Monday and that the prosecution is currently considering the possibility of opening an official investigation.
It is noteworthy that the Argentine Constitution provides for the right of the judicial authorities in the country to prosecute those who are accused of war crimes or violations of human rights, regardless of nationality or place of the crime immediately upon entering the territory of Argentina.
Source: The New York Times