RIAD, Sep 26 (Reuters / EP) –
The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohamed bin Salmán, has recognized, in a PBS American television documentary, his “responsibility” for the murder of Saudi journalist Yamal Jashogi in October 2018 at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul because the crime happened under Your “supervision.”
In the documentary that American public television will broadcast next week and which has advanced some excerpts, the 'strong man' of the Saudi regime talks about the murder of the journalist critical of the Saudi regime, a crime that the CIA and some Western countries They have assured that he would have been ordained by the crown prince.
“It happened under my supervision. I have full responsibility because it happened under my supervision,” says Prince Mohamed bin Salman, in the documentary entitled 'The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia', which will premiere on October 1, coinciding with the first anniversary of the murder of the journalist.
After the first refusals, the Saudi regime eventually acknowledged that Jashogi was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on high charges of the regime but denied any responsibility of the crown prince and has not yet revealed what happened to the body of the reporter.
Saud al Qahtani, a Saudi royal adviser that Reuters reported would have given Skype orders to those responsible for the murder of the critical journalist, informed the executors of Jashogi about the activities of the critical reporter, according to prosecutors.
When asked about how the murder could have happened without him knowing, the Saudi crown prince responds that there are “20 million people” in the kingdom and a total of “three million people in the Government.”
The PBS journalist then asks Prince Mohamed bin Salmán if Jashogi's assassins could have used government planes and the heir replies that he has “authorities” investigating the facts. “I have authorities, ministers to follow the issues and they are responsible. They have the authority to do that.
Saudi Arabia has prosecuted eleven suspects for the murder of Jashogi in a secret process although, for the moment, only a few sessions have been held. A United Nations report claims that the Saudi crown prince be investigated alongside other senior government officials for the execution of the journalist critical of the regime.
Jashogi, columnist for the newspaper 'The Washington Post', was last seen inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2, when he went to the legation to process the papers to marry his fiancee. He was killed and his body was mutilated but his mortal remains still do not appear.