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Yemeni Group Lawyer Sues Saudi Crown Prince In France

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A lawyer representing a Human rights Yemeni group has filed a lawsuit against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in France, accusing him of complicity in torture.

Joseph Breham is the lawyer who sued the prince for his role in the Saudi-led coalition’s airstrikes in Yemen fighting Iran-backed Houthi rebels. The prince is currently in France for an official trip. The lawsuit claims that the prince knowingly targeted civilians.

Breham explained that France has the jurisdiction to investigate the case since the lawsuit was filed when the prince was present on French soil. However, he acknowledged Bin Salman can’t be arrested by French authorities due to of his diplomatic immunity.

The Paris’ prosecutor office is yet to respond on the issue.