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16 Saudi individuals involved in Khashoggi’s murder banned from US by the State Department

16 Saudi individuals involved in Khashoggi’s murder banned from US by the State Department

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The State Department on Monday publicly barred 16 individuals from entering the U.S. for their roles in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The statement reads: “In cases where the Secretary of State has credible information that officials of foreign governments have been involved in significant corruption or gross violations of human rights, those individuals and their immediate family members are ineligible for entry into the United States.” Khashoggi, a permanent U.S. resident and vocal critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was murdered and dismembered Oct. 2 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The designations from the State Department follow the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s detention of at least 10 individuals associated with women’s rights advocates in the kingdom’s biggest crackdown since Khashoggi’s death, according to Human Rights Groups. The State Department confirmed that two U.S. citizens were among those arrested. Among those banned…
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