Nov 30, 2018 07:30 Asia/Tehran
  • Saudi Crown Prince Faces Protests in Mauritania

The student initiative against Zionist infiltration and the defense of fair issues in Mauritania organized a protest inside the Faculty of Law at the University of Nouakchott, rejecting the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Mauritania.

Iran Press/ Africa: The participants chanted slogans describing the Saudi Crown Prince as a murderer, accusing him of assassinating journalist Jamal Khashoggi and killing Yemen's children.

The protesters said there was no place for the Saudi crown prince in Mauritania, and they accused him of being responsible for imprisoning scholars, intellectuals and preachers, Bloomberg reported.

In a statement, the initiative called on the Mauritanian authorities to apologize for the visit "in response to the wishes of the Mauritanian people."

The statement added: "In a clear race with the announcement of the final results of the investigation by the Turkish authorities, the media to announce the upcoming visits by the leader of Arab-Zionist normalization, Mohammed bin Salman to Arab countries, including Mauritania, in a desperate diplomatic attempt to dispel suspicions which accompany bin Salman wherever he goes."


Earlier, dozens of Tunisian rights activists and journalists staged protests on November 27 against a visit by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Tunisian demonstrators held placards with slogans such as "The people want Bin Salman to be judged", "No to the killer of Yemeni children" and "You're not welcome".

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Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi Crown Prince, is expected to arrive in Mauritania on Sunday 2 December, after he leaves the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The Saudi Crown Prince also faced protests in Argentina.

Argentinian prosecutors are considering charging Mohammed bin Salman, with war crimes and torture.

The move comes after the advocacy group Human Rights Watch wrote to a federal prosecutor arguing that the Argentinian courts should invoke a universal jurisdiction statute in Argentinian law, to seek prosecution of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for mass civilian casualties caused by the Saudi-led coalition’s campaign in Yemen, and for the torture of Saudi citizens, including the Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.  101/202


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