The fiancée of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi has urged US pop star Justin Bieber to not be “a pawn” of the Saudi crown prince and to cancel his efficiency at a Components One occasion in Saudi Arabia.
“Don’t sing for the murderers of my beloved Jamal,” Khashoggi’s fiancée Hatice Cengiz wrote in an open letter to the entertainer revealed in The Washington Put up.
Cengiz requested Bieber to not be “a pawn” of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, whom she known as a “killer.”
“This 12 months, you launched an album that you simply titled ‘Justice.’ You additionally launched one titled ‘Freedom.’ Saudi Arabia is in dire want of each,” Cengiz wrote. “Your message can be loud and clear: I don’t carry out for dictators. I select justice and freedom over cash.”
A outstanding critic of the Saudi authorities and a Washington Put up columnist, Khashoggi was murdered contained in the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul, Turkey in 2018. Riyadh admitted that the journalist was killed by Saudi officers, however denied that the crown prince was concerned.
In 2020, a Saudi courtroom handed prolonged jail sentences to eight of the nation’s nationals for Khashoggi’s homicide.
In response to a 2021 report by the US Workplace of the Director of Nationwide Intelligence, it was “extremely unlikely” that the assassination of Khashoggi was carried out with out Mohammed bin Salman’s approval. Nonetheless, the US sanctioned a number of Saudis for his or her function within the homicide, however not the crown prince.
Bieber is about to carry out on the Components One Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2021 in Jeddah on December 5 alongside widespread artists reminiscent of David Guetta and Jason Derulo.
Palestinian militant group Hamas, in addition to some NGOs and other people on-line, earlier urged Bieber to again Palestinian rights and cancel his efficiency in Israel scheduled for October 2022.
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