Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancée asks the Premier to stop buying Newcastle

first_imgThe letter appeals to the Premier League to stop those looking to “use English football as a way to improve their image and hide their transgressions.”Khashoggi was assassinated on October 2, 2018 inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where he went to collect documents to marry Cengiz. His remains were never found. Turkish and Western intelligence agencies said the order to kill him could only come from the highest levels of the Saudi government.“The proposed acquisition is not just ‘business’ for the crown prince and the Saudi authorities, but an attempt to evade justice and international scrutiny for an unconscionable act,” the letter from Cengiz.International Amnesty warned that the Premier League he risked becoming a “scapegoat” for the “sports laundering” of Saudi Arabia, which he accuses of organizing sports events to launder the image of the dictatorship. Hatice Cengiz, fiancée of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, murdered and dismembered last October at his country’s consulate in Istanbul, has asked this Tuesday to the Premier League to stop the acquisition of Newcastle United by a Saudi fund.The letter sent by the attorneys for Hatice Cengiz to the executive president of the Premier League, Richard MastersHe assures that English football “would be clouded by its connection with those who commit the most heinous crimes and then seek to launder them.”According to reports, the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia will invest 300 million pounds -more than 344 million euros- to achieve an 80 percent participation of the English club. The Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, the de facto leader of the kingdom, is the president of PIF.last_img read more

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