Saudi Arabia has subjected many human rights activists and dissidents opposed to Riyadh to torture and death, with some going through a more horrifying ordeal than Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to a former American diplomat in Saudi Arabia.
“Khashoggi is not the only guy that the Saudis have murdered, disappeared, jailed or kidnapped,” said Michael Springmann, the head of the American visa bureau in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from 1987 to 1989.
“Other people, other princes, other activists have suffered similar or worse fates than Khashoggi,” Springmann said in a phone interview with Press TV on Monday.
Several US Republican senators have again rejected President Donald Trump’s defense of Saudi Arabia after the murder of Khashoggi, with some lawmakers from his party saying Congress must take additional action.
Trump vowed last week to remain a “steadfast partner” of Saudi Arabia and said it was not clear whether…