FaceOf: Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Yousef, president of the Saudi Court of Grievances

Updated 12 September 2018
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FaceOf: Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Yousef, president of the Saudi Court of Grievances

  • Al-Yousef earned his bachelor’s degree in Sharia law from Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University

JEDDAH: Sheikh Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Yousef is the president of the Court of Grievances of Saudi Arabia and the chief of the Administrative Judiciary Council of Saudi Arabia.

On Tuesday, Al-Yousef took part in a meeting covering several topics relating to the steering of the committee, as well as the general conference of the grievances secretaries league, an affiliate of the Jeddah-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

The meeting discussed the order of the grievances secretary generals’ organization, as well as arrangements for convening the organization’s management council, to be further discussed and approved by the general assembly next year. 

Al-Yousef earned his bachelor’s degree in Sharia law from Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University, a Sharia college in Riyadh in 2000. He then obtained his master’s degree and his Ph.D. in the Supreme Jurisdiction Institute’s Law Department at Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh.

He served as a judge in the administrative judiciary, the commercial judiciary, the disciplinary judiciary and the criminal judiciary of the Board of Grievances.

Al-Yousef worked as a part-time lecturer in the private law department at the College of Law and Political Sciences at King Saud University. He also worked part-time in teaching the law diploma course at the Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University.


US denies ‘final conclusion’ reached on Khashoggi case

Updated 17 min 6 sec ago
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US denies ‘final conclusion’ reached on Khashoggi case

  • A US newspaper published what it claimed were details of an intelligence report on the case
  • ‘The State Department will continue to seek all relevant facts’

JEDDAH: The US government denied on Saturday it had reached a final conclusion over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi after a US newspaper published what it claimed were details of an intelligence report on the case. 
“Recent reports indicating that the US government has made a final conclusion are inaccurate,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.
“There remain numerous unanswered questions with respect to the murder of Mr. Khashoggi. The State Department will continue to seek all relevant facts,” she said.
“In the meantime, we will continue to consult Congress, and work with other nations to hold accountable those involved in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.”
The Washington Post published an article citing anonymous sources, who it says are close to the CIA which suggests the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman ordered the killing — something Saudi Arabia vehemently denies.
The Kingdom’s public prosecutor on Thursday released details of its investigation, saying the decision to kill the journalist was made by the head of a rogue mission during an attempt to repatriate him. The prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for five of the suspects. 
On Saturday, Donald Trump spoke with CIA Director Gina Haspel and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from Air Force One, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. 
Trump praised US relations with Saudi Arabia when he was asked about the case. Saudi Arabia is “a truly spectacular ally in terms of jobs and economic development,” the US president said.
Earlier, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US Prince Khalid bin Salman, strongly denied the Washington Post story, and said he did not tell Khashoggi to go to Turkey, as the report claimed. 
“I never talked to him by phone and certainly never suggested he go to Turkey for any reason. I ask the US government to release any information regarding this claim,” Prince Khalid said
Khashoggi, a Saudi who lived in the United States, was a columnist for the Post.
He was killed on Oct. 2 at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul after he went to get marriage documents.