Arrest and Trial of Prince Mohammed bin Salman Urged

Mohammad bin Salman, responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

The United Democratic Commonwealth has passed a motion to sever diplomatic communication completely with Saudi Arabia, until such time as its deputy prime minister Mohammed bin Salman is arrested, charged and tried in open court for the October 2, 2018 murder of journalist Jama Khashoggi, who was a crtitic of the Saudi

It has become clear that Mohammed bin Salman orchestrated, ordered and may have actually planned the murder of Khashoggi. Khashoggi was lured into the Saudi embassy in Istanul on October 2, 2018 under false pretences, and then murdered, his body dismembered and disposed of by agents acting for Mohammed bin Salman. A poorly executed attempt to cover the murder involved a Khashoggi lookalike (who did not look like him) leaving the embassy on camera and disappearing.

Unable to bear even the criticism of one man, Mohammed bin Salman is behind many recent anti-democratic moves in Saudi Arabia. Salman's 2017 purges removed business leaders and other members of the Saudi family ostensibly to remedy corruption, but observers note it was clearly intended to remove potential opposition to Salman's prospective ascension as the de facto dictator of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia, which is openly involved in human trafficking and slavery (depsite having outlawed slavery), is guilty of human rights violations, the murder of civillians in Yemen and other nations, and worse.

This evil criminal act, done within the Saudi embassy, also undermines the logic of diplomatic protections around the world. The UDC sees this entire episode, inept as it is on the part of the Saudis, as clear notice that Saudi Arabia in entering a new era of despotic government, and that it cannot be trusted. Mohammed bin Salman's recent moves to create close ties with the Putin regime are another indication.

The text of the UDC's open declaration is reproduced here.