Saudi prince’s meeting with Macron despite Khashoggi murder and imprisonment of 27 journalists

RSF (Reporters Without Borders) warns of the morality of the engagement of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in international relations. That is why they ask French president Macron to intervene in their bilateral meeting to release 27 journalists and bloggers from prison.

The meeting between the French president Emmanuel Macron and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is supposed to be held tomorrow in Paris on 28 July. What seems to be the concern of RSF (Reporters Without Borders) is that 4 years passed since journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered under suspicious circumstances. Also, 27 journalists and bloggers are currently detained in Saudi Arabia, thus RSF asks Macron to negotiate with Mohammed bin Salman to release them.

It is worrying that the Prince of Saudi Arabia is engaging in international relations promoting truth and justice. His involvement in Khashoggi’s murder has been confirmed by the UN special rapporteur Agnès Callamard and a CIA report in 2021.

RSF put the Saudi Arabian Prince on their list of predators of press freedom, due to waves of arrests of journalists starting from his appointment in 2017 and his brutal response to the freedom of speech.