Justin Bieber was asked to refuse to perform in Saudi Arabia: “Don't sing for killers!”

Justin Bieber was asked to refuse to perform in Saudi Arabia:

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber, 27, was asked to refuse to perform in Saudi Arabia. An open letter to the Canadian singer was written by the bride of the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. She published her appeal to pop star Hatice Cengiz in The Washington Post.

Khashoggi's fiancee asked Bieber to cancel her upcoming performance at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Jeddah, scheduled for December 5.

Do not sing for the killers of my beloved Jamal. Please speak up and condemn his killer, Muhammad ibn Salman. Your voice will be heard by millions

– wrote Cengiz.

Justin Bieber was asked to refuse to perform in Saudi Arabia:

Hatice Cengiz

Recall that Khashoggi, a well-known critic of the Saudi regime, was killed at the consulate of this country in Istanbul in October 2018 at the age of 59. He went there to pick up the documents needed for the wedding. The journalist's body was dismembered in the building while Cengiz waited outside for her beloved.

Crown Prince Mohammed ibn Salman was called the customer of this murder in the press, citing data from American intelligence. He himself has repeatedly denied any involvement. It's worth noting that Khashoggi was once an adviser to the Saudi Arabian government and was close to the royal family, but fell out of favor and went into self-imposed exile in the United States in 2017.

Justin Bieber was asked to refuse to perform in Saudi Arabia:

Jamal Khashoggi

Cengiz also noted in the letter that Bieber has a “unique opportunity” to show that his “name and talent will not be used to restore the reputation of a regime that is killing its critics.”

Justin Bieber was asked to refuse to perform in Saudi Arabia:

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber was asked to refuse to perform in Saudi Arabia:

Justin Bieber with his wife Hayley

A $ AP Rocky, David Guetta and Jason Derulo are also expected to perform alongside Bieber. Human Rights Watch has also already called on all artists to withdraw from concerts during the Formula 1 Grand Prix, arguing that these events are intended to divert attention from the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia.

Mobile billboards also appeared in Los Angeles calling for Justin Bieber to abandon the Jeddah concert.

Don't sing for Saudi dictators!

Justin, don't be the pawn of the Saudi assassins!

– read the inscriptions.

Justin Bieber was asked to refuse to perform in Saudi Arabia:

Justin Bieber was asked to refuse to perform in Saudi Arabia:

The artists themselves have not yet commented on the situation, but there have already been precedents for the stars' refusal to perform in Saudi Arabia. Rap singer Nicki Minaj already canceled a scheduled performance in Jeddah in 2019, citing her support for women's rights and LGBTQ.

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