YEMEN Press Agency

HRW: Saudi Crown Prince hid in Saudi Embassy during his visit to Argentina

SANAA, Dec. 3 (YPA) – The Human Rights Watch organization (HRW) has revealed a surprise information about the residence of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires.

HRW reported on Friday that Saudi crown prince’s  visit to Argentina was supposed to help him rebuild his shattered reputation after the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi,

But Argentine judicial authorities have turned back that effort as they take steps toward investigating the crown prince’s connection with alleged war crimes by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen and torture by Saudi officials.

According to the HRW, the crown prince seems to understand that. He was scheduled to stay with his 400-member delegation at the Four Seasons hotel, one of the fanciest in Buenos Aires.

Instead, he has moved into the Saudi embassy, which has turned into a fortress with metal barricades and bullet-proof windows added this week, the Argentine media reported.

He was reportedly planning to visit the city on Thursday but did not leave the embassy all day.

On November 26, Human Rights Watch filed a submission with an Argentine federal prosecutor, asking him to examine the crown prince’s possible responsibility for torture of Saudi citizens in government custody and violations of international humanitarian law in Yemen.