#news Fiancee of murdered journalist condemns visit of Saudi Arabia's crown prince for Queen's funeral  #WorldNews

#news Fiancee of murdered journalist condemns visit of Saudi Arabia’s crown prince for Queen’s funeral  #WorldNews

#information Fiancee of murdered journalist condemns visit of Saudi Arabia’s crown prince for Queen’s funeral  #WorldNews

The fiancee of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi condemned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s controversial invitation to the Queen’s funeral.

She mentioned his presence at Her Majesty’s state funeral would ‘stain her reminiscence’ – a sentiment echoed by activists who say permits Saudi Arabia‘s de facto ruler, often known as MBS, is attempting to ‘whitewash’ his human rights file.

The Prince ‘accredited’ the homicide and dismemberment of Mr Khashoggi on the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in 2018, a declassified CIA report alleged. He vehemently denies the claims and mentioned just lately that that the journalist wouldn’t be amongst his prime 1,000 targets to kill, ‘if that was how we did issues’.

MBS is one of the greater than 500 overseas dignitaries and heads of state invited to mourn Queen Elizabeth II through the service at Westminster Abbey on Monday. A solid of controversial statesmen had been invited to the affair together with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia confirmed on Saturday that MBS was travelling to London however didn’t disclose the main points of his visit. 

Officials haven’t confirmed the Prince will attend the funeral, however it’s possible given this journey is marks his first visit to Britain since Mr Khashoggi’s slaying.

Approximately 2,000 individuals are anticipated to attend the Queen’s service on Monday, together with world leaders, VIPS and members of different royal households. The televised funeral is predicted to be watched by 4.1 billion individuals and analysts predict 2 million others will flock to the capital for the occasion.

The fiancee of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi condemned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman's (pictured in July) controversial invitation to the Queen's funeral

The fiancee of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi condemned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s (pictured in July) controversial invitation to the Queen’s funeral

Hatice Cengiz (right) criticised the Saudi's ruler's invitation to the funeral, arguing he was using a time of mourning to 'seek legitimacy and normalisation.' She is pictured with her fiance Jamal Khashoggi (left)

Hatice Cengiz (proper) criticised the Saudi’s ruler’s invitation to the funeral, arguing he was utilizing a time of mourning to ‘search legitimacy and normalisation.’ She is pictured along with her fiance Jamal Khashoggi (left)

Mr Khashoggi’s fiancee, Hatice Cengiz, criticised the Saudi’s ruler’s invitation to the funeral, arguing he was utilizing a time of mourning to ‘search legitimacy and normalisation.’

‘The Queen’s passing is a really unhappy event,’ she informed The Guardian. ‘The crown prince shouldn’t be allowed to be half of this mourning and never be allowed to stain her reminiscence and use this time mourning to hunt legitimacy and normalisation.’

Her claims had been echoed by advocacy teams throughout the UK who allege Her Majesty’s loss of life just isn’t the time for ‘authoritarian dictators’ to attempt to ‘rehabilitate’ their picture.

‘The UK merely shouldn’t be welcoming dictators from states famend for their atrocious human rights data,’ Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, of the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, mentioned.

The Prince 'approved' the murder and dismemberment of Mr Khashoggi (pictured) at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in 2018, a declassified CIA report alleged. He vehemently denies the claims and said recently that that the journalist would not be among his top 1,000 targets to kill, 'if that was how we did things'

The Prince ‘accredited’ the homicide and dismemberment of Mr Khashoggi (pictured) on the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in 2018, a declassified CIA report alleged. He vehemently denies the claims and mentioned just lately that that the journalist wouldn’t be amongst his prime 1,000 targets to kill, ‘if that was how we did issues’

‘Although the leaders of Russia and Syria have rightly not acquired invites to attend the Queen’s funeral, it sends a transparent double commonplace to then welcome infamous Gulf despots corresponding to King Hamad and Mohammed bin Salman, who proceed to preside over appalling violations towards those that dare to talk out in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.’

Activist Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, the UK-based director of advocacy on the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, reiterated his colleagues claims, saying: ‘Authoritarian dictators shouldn’t use the Queen’s loss of life as a possibility to attempt to rehabilitate their picture whereas they escalate repressive campaigns of their nations.’

Similarly, UK-based Campaign Against the Arms Trade slammed Saudi Arabia and different Gulf monarchies for ‘utilizing the Queen’s funeral as a solution to – of their phrases – “whitewash” their human rights data,’ BBC reported.

In a report earlier this week, CNN Arabic claimed MBS wouldn’t be attending the funeral, citing his ‘fragile ego’ as doubtless having performed a task in his choice.

Abdullah Alaoudh, a Washington-based Saudi dissident, informed the TV community that MBS could be ‘seated behind different highly effective figures’ on the occasion, which he would allegedly hassle him.

‘MBS desires full acknowledgement of his energy, his existence, of getting within the entrance row,’ Mr Alaoudh argued. ‘He cares loads about these symbols and doesn’t wish to be humiliated.’

Additionally, world dignitaries have been requested to leap on shuttle buses to Westminster Abbey, as is commonplace protocol, as a substitute of utilizing state limousines or carriages. 

The solely exception seems to be US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill will have the ability to take the armoured Beast to the Queen’s funeral.

Some embassies have reportedly made as-yet unsuccessful efforts to request exceptions to the Foreign Office steerage. 

MBS is one of the more than 500 foreign dignitaries and heads of state invited to mourn Queen Elizabeth II (pictured in 2013) during the service at Westminster Abbey on Monday

MBS is one of the greater than 500 overseas dignitaries and heads of state invited to mourn Queen Elizabeth II (pictured in 2013) through the service at Westminster Abbey on Monday

Approximately 2,000 people are expected to attend the Queen's service on Monday, including world leaders, VIPS and members of other royal families. Members of the public are pictured filing past the Queen's coffin as it lies in state at Westminster Abbey on Sunday

Approximately 2,000 individuals are anticipated to attend the Queen’s service on Monday, together with world leaders, VIPS and members of different royal households. Members of the general public are pictured submitting previous the Queen’s coffin because it lies in state at Westminster Abbey on Sunday

The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Myanmar reportedly didn’t get an invitation to the Queen’s funeral however a quantity of controversial figures together with Erdogan and Bolsonaro are coming to London for the service.

Chinese President Xi Jinping was invited however just isn’t anticipated to attend. He as a substitute despatched Vice President Wang Qishan to attend on his behalf, China’s Foreign Ministry confirmed to The Wall Street Journal on Saturday.

Several British lawmakers, alleging they had been ‘enormously involved’ by the invitation to President Xi, penned a letter to the House of Commons calling for the invitation to be rescinded. They additionally strongly criticised China for its therapy of the largely Muslim Uyghur neighborhood.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi additionally declined his invitation to attend the service. India will as a substitute by represented by President Droupadi Murmu, in accordance with The Guardian.

PM Modi had delivered a speech on the day of the Queen’s loss of life – hours earlier than her sickness was identified – urging India to shed its colonial ties throughout a ceremony to renamed a road that had honoured George V.

The chief did nonetheless name UK Prime Minister Liz Truss two days after Her Majesty’s loss of life to concern his condolences. 

The Queen's grandchildren (clockwise from front centre) Britain's Prince William, Prince of Wales, Peter Phillips, James, Viscount Severn, Britain's Princess Eugenie of York, Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Britain's Princess Beatrice of York, Britain's Lady Louise Windsor and Zara Tindall hold a vigil around the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's orb and sceptre, lying in state on the catafalque in Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster in London on Saturday

The Queen’s grandchildren (clockwise from entrance centre) Britain’s Prince William, Prince of Wales, Peter Phillips, James, Viscount Severn, Britain’s Princess Eugenie of York, Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Britain’s Princess Beatrice of York, Britain’s Lady Louise Windsor and Zara Tindall maintain a vigil across the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped within the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s orb and sceptre, mendacity in state on the catafalque in Westminster Hall, on the Palace of Westminster in London on Saturday

The televised funeral is expected to be watched by 4.1 billion people and analysts predict 2 million others will flock to the capital for the event. He Majesty's coffin, draped in the Royal Standard and adorned with the Imperial State Crown, is pictured Lying in State inside Westminster Hall on Sunday

The televised funeral is predicted to be watched by 4.1 billion individuals and analysts predict 2 million others will flock to the capital for the occasion. He Majesty’s coffin, draped within the Royal Standard and adorned with the Imperial State Crown, is pictured Lying in State inside Westminster Hall on Sunday

Members of the public, wrapped in blankets, walk in line along The Queens Walk near Tower Bridge waiting to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II as she lays in state within Westminster Hall on Sunday

Members of the general public, wrapped in blankets, stroll in line alongside The Queens Walk close to Tower Bridge ready to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II as she lays in state inside Westminster Hall on Sunday

Her Majesty’s shut pal Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the billionaire ruler of Dubai, is but to verify if he’ll attend.

Before her loss of life, Her Majesty was below strain to ditch him after the High Court discovered he was accountable for unlawful UK hacking of his spouse’s telephone.

A senior decide concluded that Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the horse race-loving pal of the Royal Family and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, dedicated a ‘complete abuse of belief and certainly an abuse of energy’.

The court docket discovered that he beforehand orchestrated the kidnap of his runaway daughter Princess Shamsa from Cambridgeshire in 2000. He additionally allegedly kidnapped her sister Princess Latifa when she too tried to flee. 

Princess Latif’s finest pal Tiina Jauhiainen informed MailOnline final week that the ruler of Dubai have to be snubbed by Buckingham Palace and the British Government together with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud.

She mentioned: ‘I do not suppose an individual together with his repute ought to be invited to the Queen’s funeral.

‘I hope we’re not going to be seeing MBS [what the Crown Prince is colloquially known as] both.’

The Sheikh has but to verify if he’ll attend the funeral on Monday. 

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