Following the post-Khashoggi pressure on Saudi Arabia, human rights NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) asked Argentina to open an investigation into MBS for his alleged role in leading a war campaign against Yemen.
Rabat – HRW said that it filed its request with Ariel Lijo, a federal judge in Argentina, on Monday.
The request might lead MbS to change his plans regarding attending the G20 summit, which started on Friday, November 23 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Later this week, world leaders, including the Saudi crown prince, are expected to convene at the international summit.
The request also aims to investigate bin Salman’s alleged involvement in the torture and murder of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October.
“We submitted this info to Argentine prosecutors with the hopes they will investigate MbS’ complicity and responsibility for possible war crimes in Yemen, as well as the torture of civilians, including Jamal Khashoggi,” said HRW’s Middle East and North Africa director Sahara Leah Whiston.
She told Al Jazeera that “there’s an extremely strong basis for Argentina to closely examine a very broad record of documentation and facts.”
Argentina has not issued any official comment on HRW’s request.
The Saudi crown prince is also facing pressure from different countries that Riyadh announced as part of bin Salman’s world tour.
In Tunisia, activists protested in the capital on Monday to protest against MbS’ intention to visit the African country.
Bin Salman is expected to arrive in Tunisia this afternoon. He also visited Egypt on Monday, where he held talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi
In their protests, activists presented banners saying that the crown prince is not welcome in their country.
The same anti-MbS sentiments were shared by Algerian politicians. On November 24, the President of Algerian Islamist party Society for Peace (MSP), Abderrazak Makri, said that MbS is seeking to “hide his role” in Khashoggi’s murder.