The Saudi crown prince is accused of dispatching a group of hitmen to kill a former top Saudi intelligence official – Saad al-Jabari – who is in exile in Canada.
The allegation was made in a lawsuit filed by al-Jabari in Washington, DC.
The hitmen were allegedly sent by Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) just days after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018.
They failed to get past the borders at Toronto’s airport, but the lawsuit alleges al-Jabari’s life remains in “dire peril”.
Al-Jabari is seeking damages from MBS for allegedly orchestrating an “attempted extrajudicial killing” and for violating international law.
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Various Indigenous peoples inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years before European colonization. The Canada Act 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British Parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with a monarch and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.
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