>> When Saudi Arabia's crown Prince heads to the G20 Summit this week in Argentina, it won't just be protests that follow him. Human Rights Watch has asked Argentina to use the War Crimes Clause in its Constitution to investigate the role of Mohammad Bin Salman in possible crimes against humanity in Yemen, and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The powerful crown prince, known as MBS, is currently touring several Arab countries. It's his first trip abroad since the columnists death in Istanbul's consulate caused a global outcry. Next, he'll head to Buenos Aires where the rights group says its submission was sent to a federal judge. Argentina's Constitution recognizes universal jurisdiction for war crimes and torture.
That means judicial authorities can investigate and prosecute suspected crimes, no matter where they were committed. Although local reports suggests it's unlikely authorities will take up the case.>>
The Prince may also face Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey's foreign minister telling a German newspaper that MBS had asked for a meeting while the pair were at the summit.
Erdogan has said that Khashoggi's killing was ordered by the highest level of Saudi leadership, but probably not from King Salman, putting the spotlight instead on the young prince and heir. This villa has become the center of investigations, as Turkish police continue to search for evidence. Authorities believe that one of the Saudi agents allegedly involved in the murder called the owner of this property a day before the killing.
A Saudi national owns this remote villa southeast of Istanbul. According to the prosecutor's office, the phone call was believed to be about the destruction or disappearance of the body parts. After being hailed as a reformer, Prince Mohammad's image has taken a battering abroad. His global trip unlikely to generate the kind of headlines he would have hoped for.