The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is said to have approved a secret report against dissidents, according to a report. According to information of the New York Times For more than a year before the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the heir to the throne had ordered a large-scale crackdown on critics of the Saudi regime.
These included a "rapid reaction force", which according to the report, dissidents
monitor, kidnap, arrest and torture. The newspaper refers to US officials who have evaluated classified as secret reports on the action. Accordingly, at least twelve operations against regime critics have been conducted since 2017.
The same team that killed Khashoggi should at least do some sortie against others
Government critics and critics. The command was under
including arrest and ill-treatment
women's rights activists in the past year
been. The extent to which the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia was involved in details is not explained in the US documents. It is also unclear whether the actions will continue.
Khashoggi, who lived as a journalist in the US and for the Washington Post wrote on October 2, 2018 at the consulate Saudi Arabia been murdered in Istanbul. The Saudi leadership later admitted under international pressure that the
Government critic in a failed operation for his arrest
had been killed. Meanwhile, eleven suspects in Saudi Arabia have to answer for the murder in court, but the Saudi government does not specify the identity of the defendants.
According to Saudi representation of the now dismissed
Vice Secret Service Chief Ahmed al-Assiri and the Royal Media Advisor
Saud al-Kahtani arranged the stakes against Khashoggi. There are doubts about this claim: There is a suspicion that Crown Prince Bin
Salman was the client.