‘Justice and accountability’: Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancee sues Saudi crown prince in US court over killing

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of slain dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in United States federal court.

Cengiz, a Turkish citizen, is seeking unspecified damages and has accused the crown prince of personally ordering Khashoggi’s assassination, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Khashoggi was killed and dismembered by a team of more than a dozen Saudi operatives in Saudi Arabia’s Turkish consulate in October 2018. Khashoggi visited the consulate to obtain the paperwork necessary to marry Cengiz.

The civil suit was filed in U.S. District Court for
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