Meanwhile, the CIA has come to the conclusion that the Crown Prince, who had launched a global charm offensive to publicize his comprehensive economic and social reform program, ordered Khashoggi's killing. These findings were flatly rejected by the officials of the Kingdom.
The absolute monarchy is a long-time US ally, but under President Donald Trump, King Salman and his son, the Crown Prince, have become linchpins of American politics in the region. 19659002] In November, the US announced sanctions against 17 Saudi Arabian officials for murder. The US Human Rights Office said eleven people are on trial, five of whom face the death penalty in mysterious cases. On Thursday, Agnes Callamard, an independent US human rights expert, condemned the closed door trials and called on the kingdom to name the defendants.
According to observers, the reported payments to Khashoggi's family are considered part of the strict interpretation of Islamic law in Saudi Arabia, according to which families have the right to claim the life of a perpetrator or blood as compensation for murder. 1
But if the idea of Sharia law is to mediate justice For Haider, it is unclear what was done.
"The responsibility is clearly with one or two people, and justice should be transferred to these people," he said. "The purpose of this law is justice, and it is hard to see how justice is done."
"We have no idea if they were forced to accept the money," Haider said of Khashoggi's family. As a longtime insider to the regime, Khashoggi was disenchanted by the powerful crown prince and left the kingdom in 2017 as the latter's power grew and the crackdown on dissidents intensified.
The Royal Saudi Air Force rejected the idea that these payments would in any way be part of a proper legal system. Instead, he said, they would continue a long tradition of Saudi authorities throwing money at problems to try to remove them.
"The Saudi Arabian regime believes that it will solve problems with money. They can destroy Yemen and make money out of it, "he said, citing the intervention of Saudi Arabia in the neighboring country, which has provoked one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world.
"They can kill someone and solve them with money," he added. "It's dangerous, they want to silence the world with money."
Also, the payments allegedly received by the family could not be willfully accepted as needed, Assiri said.
"The family can not forgive – it's under pressure," he said.
Khashoggi's four children have remained relatively calm after her father's murder, although the daughters Noha and Razan Jamal on November 23, 19659002] published a loving tribute to her father, Al Najjar, a Saudi activist and writer who lived in Italy Exile lives, said the blood money reports sparked serious discussions among other Saudi dissidents.
by bin Abdulaziz – Families who decided to stay in the area received blood money to start a new side with the ruler. "Said Al Najjar, referring to King Salman's father and the grandfather of Crown Prince Abdulaziz ibn Saud, who founded the family related state in 1932.
The large amount of money was due in part to the status of the Khashoggi family, which has been around for decades Close to the royal family, she said. Al Najjar added that she did not consider it "morally wrong" for Khashoggi's family to receive payments or benefits from the government.
"Let's be realistic: it's very likely that his body was buried in acid or dissolved So what's the point of continuing to fight?" She said. "It makes sense for them to accept the blood money and live in peace."