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Saudi students in at least EIGHT states have fled US

Feb 9, 2019 by

    • Saudi students from at least eight different states have fled the U.S. after being charged or convicted of serious crimes 
    • Crimes include manslaughter, rape and possession of child porn, to name a few
    • Abdulrahman Semeer Noorah is believed to have fled on a jet with the help of the Saudi consulate in June just weeks before his manslaughter trial was starting
    • His case made international headlines in December following uproar over the killing of U.S.-based Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, in October
    • Four other Saudi students who were facing similar circumstances to Noorah had also fled in recent years 
  • The Saudi consulate posted bail of up to $500,000 on behalf of most of the men

Saudi students from at least eight different states have fled the U.S. after being charged or convicted of serious crimes including manslaughter, rape and possession of child porn, it has been revealed.

After the Saudi government was accused last month of helping five citizens studying in Oregon flee after they were accused of crimes, an investigation by The Oregonian has found similar cases in Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

Another two cases were discovered in Nova Scotia, Canada.

So far, at least 17 young Saudi men, all studying at college, have disappeared following accusations or convictions, with what appears to be assistance from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Abdulrahman Semeer Noorah, 23, is believed to have fled on a private jet with the help of his country’s consulate in June last year just weeks before he was due to stand trial for killing a 15-year-old girl.

Ron Wyden said in a letter, first obtained by The Oregonian, to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, Friday that the new theory from authorities that Noorah used an illicit passport to fly home on a private jet provided by the Saudi consulate should be reason to push forward with action.

Fallon Smart
Abdulrahman Semeer Noorah

Abdulrahman Semeer Noorah (right) is believed to have fled on a jet with the help of the Saudi consulate in June just weeks before his manslaughter trial was starting over the hit-and-run death of 15-year-old Fallon Smart (left) in Portland in 2016

Noorah’s case made international headlines in December following uproar over the killing of U.S.-based Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered inside the country’s consulate in Istanbul in October.

Officials believe Noorah escaped on a private jet with help from the Saudi consulate last year.

An investigation by The Oregonian revealed that four other Saudi students, who were studying in Oregon and facing similar circumstances to Noorah, have also fled the U.S. in recent years.

Source: Saudi students in at least EIGHT states have fled US | Daily Mail Online

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