Jamal Khashoggi’s Fiancee Sues Saudi Crown Prince Over Journalist’s Killing

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - OCTOBER 02: Hatice Cengiz (widow of Jamal Khashoggi) attends the "The Dissident" photocall during the 16th Zurich Film Festival at Kino Corso on October 02, 2020 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Valeriano Di Domenico/Getty Images for ZFF)

The widow of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi and a human rights group he founded filed a lawsuit in the United States on Tuesday against Saudi Arabia’s heir apparent Mohammed Bin Salman.

In a civil court in Washington DC, Khadija Cengiz and the Arab World Now group accused Mohammed Bin Salman of ordering the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The Saudi embassy has not yet commented on the allegations against King Mohammed Bin Salman.

Prince Mohammed abbreviated as MBS, has denied involvement in the October 2, 2018 assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.