Reporters Without Borders files criminal complaint against Saudi crown prince

London/Berlin (CNN Business) Reporters Without Borders has filed a criminal complaint in Germany accusing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other Saudi officials of committing crimes against humanity in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi and the detention of 34 other journalists.
The Paris-based media advocacy group said in a statement that it had filed the complaint with a federal court in Karlsruhe, Germany, on Monday and was requesting that prosecutors open a formal investigation.
The court confirmed to CNN Business that it had received the complaint.
According to Reporters Without Borders, the complaint accuses the crown prince and four other Saudi officials of having "organizational or executive responsibility" for the killing of Khashoggi, as well as involvement in "developing a state policy to attack and silence journalists."
Saudi officials did not immediately respond to CNN's requests for comment on the Reporters Without Borders complaint.
Khashoggi, a US resident and columnist for the Washington Post, was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018.
Last week, the United States released an intelligence report concluding that bin Salman approved the operation to capture or kill the Saudi journalist.
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