U.S. lawyer Asim Ghafoor files appeal against money laundering conviction in UAE

U.S. citizen and civil rights attorney Asim Ghafoor has appealed to a United Arab Emirates court his conviction for money laundering, his lawyer said on Friday, a week after he was released from detention there and returned to the United States. Ghafoor, who has maintained innocence, last week paid a fine and was subsequently freed… Read More U.S. lawyer Asim Ghafoor files appeal against money laundering conviction in UAE

UAE court lifts jail sentence of U.S. lawyer Asim Ghafoor

A United Arab Emirates court has lifted a prison sentence but upheld a conviction on money laundering charges for U.S. citizen and civil rights attorney Asim Ghafoor, who was detained while transiting through Dubai last month, a lawyer for Ghafoor said on Wednesday. The court ordered Ghafoor to pay a 5 million dirham (an equivalent… Read More UAE court lifts jail sentence of U.S. lawyer Asim Ghafoor

UAE jails U.S. lawyer Asim Ghafoor on money laundering charges

A court in the United Arab Emirates has jailed Asim Ghafoor, a U.S. citizen and civil rights attorney who previously served as a lawyer for slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi, said U.S.-based rights group DAWN of whose board Ghafoor is a member. He was sentenced to three years in prison, state news WAM reported on Saturday.… Read More UAE jails U.S. lawyer Asim Ghafoor on money laundering charges

U.S. President Joe Biden says he confronted Saudi’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Friday he told Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman he held him responsible for the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, shortly after exchanging a fist bump with the kingdom’s de facto ruler. On a trip to reset relations with a country he had called a pariah… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden says he confronted Saudi’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

French police arrests one of suspected killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

French police on Tuesday arrested a suspected member of the hit squad that killed Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as the man was about to board a flight from Paris to Riyadh, French law enforcement sources said. Khashoggi’s fiancee welcomed the detention of the suspect and said he should be prosecuted for his role in the… Read More French police arrests one of suspected killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia rejects U.S. intelligence report on culpability of Prince Mohammed bin Salman in murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia said it rejected completely “the negative, false and unacceptable” assessment of a U.S. intelligence report released on Friday that found Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had approved the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler approved an operation to capture or kill the Washington Post columnist in 2018, the U.S.… Read More Saudi Arabia rejects U.S. intelligence report on culpability of Prince Mohammed bin Salman in murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

U.S. intelligence says Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman approved operation that resulted in death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler approved an operation to capture or kill murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, according to a U.S. intelligence assessment released on Friday as the United States sanctioned some of those involved but not the crown prince himself. Khashoggi, a U.S. resident who wrote opinion columns for the Washington Post critical… Read More U.S. intelligence says Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman approved operation that resulted in death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia sentences eight people to jail over murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

A Saudi Arabian court on Monday jailed eight people for between seven and 20 years for the 2018 murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, state media reported, four months after his family forgave his killers and enabled death sentences to be set aside. The trial was criticised by a U.N. official and human rights campaigners… Read More Saudi Arabia sentences eight people to jail over murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi