November 28, 2018 / 7:40 PM / 20 days ago

Argentine judge reviewing complaint against Saudi crown prince seeks info from Yemen, Turkey

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The Argentine federal judge reviewing a Human Rights Watch complaint against the Saudi crown prince has asked the Argentine Foreign Ministry to seek information from Yemen, Turkey and the International Criminal Court, the judge’s office told Reuters on Wednesday.

The office of federal judge Ariel Lijo said it was seeking information on any open cases relating to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi or war crimes in Yemen.

Human Rights Watch asked Argentina on Monday to use a war crimes clause in its constitution to investigate any involvement by the crown prince in possible crimes against humanity in Yemen and Khashoggi’s murder.

The crown prince arrived in Buenos Aires earlier on Wednesday for the G20 summit, which begins on Friday.

Reporting by Cassandra Garrison and Maximillan Heath, editing by Ross Colvin

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