The now-PM Saudi Crown Prince asserts immunity in the murder case against journalists.

Jamal Khashoggi was murdered and dismembered in Istanbuls Saudi consulate . Jamal Khashoggi was murdered and dismembered in Istanbuls Saudi consulate .

Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is facing a US lawsuit over the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, told a court on Monday that his appointment as prime minister by Saudi agents last week gave him immunity from prosecution, according to his lawyers.Prince Mohammed, the kingdom's de facto ruler for several years, denied ordering the killing but said it took place under my watch.Prince Mohammed denied involvement and said those responsible had been held accountable.Khashoggi, a monarch who criticized the crown princes' policies in Washington Post columns, was murdered and dismembered in Istanbul's Saudi consulate.Cengiz and a human rights organization established by Khashoggi sued him together for unspecified damages against the crown prince, also known as MbS in the West.

Following the prince's appointment as prime minister last week, the department announced on Friday that it wanted a 45-day extension to prepare its response to the court in light

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