Hatice Cengiz, who’d been engaged to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi, has written a public letter begging Justin Bieber to just not perform in Saudi Arabia on December 5. Bieber is scheduled to play in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He’s the main attraction at the Formula One Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, where he’ll be joined by a number of other performers.
Hatice Cengiz penned a public letter with the title, “Please, Justin Bieber, Don’t Perform in Saudi Arabia” On Saturday, the Washington Post published an article on it. She pleaded with the Canadian artist to postpone the show. “send a powerful message to the world that your name and talent will not be used to restore the reputation of a regime that kills its critics.”
According to a US intelligence report, Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul in 2018. The crown prince had stated that he is not involved. Khashoggi was indeed a journalist for the Washington Post as well as an outspoken opponent of both the Saudi leadership. Cengiz wrote. “Please speak out and condemn his killer, Mohammed bin Salman. Your voice will be heard by millions.” She continued, “If you refuse to be a pawn of MBS, your message will be loud and clear: I do not perform for dictators. I choose justice and freedom over money.”
Human Rights Watch said that on Wednesday, as reported by the international news site Deadline, “Saudi Arabia has a history of using celebrities and major international events to deflect scrutiny from its pervasive abuses.”
A$AP Rocky, DJs David Guetta as well as Tiesto, and singer Jason Derulo are among the other artists on the bill. Human