Justin Bieber urged to cancel gig in Saudi Arabia by Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancée

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Hatice Cengiz writes an open letter to the pop star

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Justin Bieber has been urged by his murdered fiancé to cancel his upcoming concert in Saudi Arabia next month Washington Post Journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

  • Read more: Justin Bieber – ‘Justice’ review: Pop star finds purpose again
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The pop star is scheduled to perform in the city of Jeddah on 5 December as part of the Formula One Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

But Hatice Cengiz has called on Bieber to cancel the show.

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In an open letter published in Washington Post, Ms Cengiz wrote: “Don’t sing for the killers of my dear Jamal. Please speak up and condemn his killer, Mohammed bin Salman. Your voice will be heard by millions.

Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in 2018 Credits: Height

“If you refuse to be a pawn of MBS, your message will be clear and clear: I do not perform for dictators. I choose justice and freedom over money.”

Khashoggi, a Saudi-born American resident and journalist, was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018 by a team of men linked to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The Crown Prince has always denied any involvement, even though the CIA has officially held bin Salman responsible for the murder.

A$AP Rocky, David Guetta, Tiesto and Jason Derulo are also set to appear at the event and accordingly sky NewsHuman Rights Watch has called on them all to cancel their appearances, warning that Saudi Arabia “has a history of using celebrities and major international events to divert investigations from their widespread abuse”.

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Meanwhile, Bieber recently added more dates on the UK leg of his upcoming “Justice” world tour due to high demand.

They confirmed the third night at the O2 in London and the second night at Manchester’s AO Arena and Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena. He will perform a total of 10 UK shows as part of a tour starting next year, although he will not reach British shores until February 2023.

This tour is his first international trip since Purpose World Tour 2016 and 2017 – originally scheduled to kick off this past summer, but the dates were pushed back to next year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

You can do this buy tickets here And you can check out the full list of UK dates below:

February 2023

8 – Glasgow, OVO Hydro
11 – Aberdeen, P&J Live
13 – London, O2
14 – London, O2
16 – London, O2
22 – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena
23 – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena
25 – Manchester, AO Arena
26 – Sheffield, Utility Arena

March 2023

4 – Manchester, AO Arena

In a four-star review of Bieber’s new album ‘Justice’, GranthshalaWill Lavin wrote: “‘Justice’ is Bieber’s redemption song, and a more fitting follow-up to ‘Purpose’.

“Armed with a newfound optimism born from a dark place, he understands that he is better off when he is harnessing his own experiences, projecting human feelings of belonging and working out why he is here.” He’s singing about the things he cares about: his wife, his mental health, social injustice, and more.”

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