Argentina has agreed to proceed with a case against Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over war crimes in Yemen at a request by Human Rights Watch.

HRW has formally requested Argentine judicial authorities to use a domestic constitutional clause to arrest and prosecute bin Salman, known as MbS, for war crimes in Yemen and the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as he arrived in Argentina to attend a G20 summit.

Sarah Leah Whitson, the Middle East director of HRW, tweeted on Wednesday that a prosecutor has agreed to proceed with the case, and asked a judge to request information from Yemeni and Saudi authorities regarding war crimes.

She also said that the prosecutor had also asked Argentina’s Foreign Ministry whether the crown prince’s diplomatic status might allow a legal proceeding to go forward.


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