London, October 25: Saudi-origin satirist Ghanem Almasarir, known for his jokes on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, said he "will not stop" with the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Part of a demonstration outside the Saudi embassy in London, Almasarir said there is a "sense of fear" among the Kingdom dissidents based in the United Kingdom, but many of them would remain undeterred in criticising the totalitarian regime back home. Crown Prince Breaks Silence over Jamal Khashoggi's Killing, Promises ‘Justice’.
Hundreds of UK activists, including at least 38 Saudi-origin people, demonstrated in an open-air red London bus, which went rounds around the Saudi consulate, chanting, ""Where is the body of Jamal?"
Jamal Khashoggi, a contributor in the Washington Post, was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. After days of denial, Riyadh accepted that he was murdered inside the consulate by "rogue officials".
The incident has spared widespread condemnation from global leaders, with France and Germany putting on hold their arms supply to Saudi Arabia.
Saudi's all-weather ally United States, where Khashoggi was residing since the last 2 years, has also adopted a stern approach. Washington has so far sent back over a dozen Saudi high commission officials, signalling deterioration of ties over Khashoggi's murder.
US President Donald Trump took the media by surprise by Wednesday by stating that the Crown Prince "may be behind" Khashoggi's murder.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said the incident would be thoroughly probed by his officials, and claimed that "perpetrators of the crime, along with the planners" will be booked to justice.