I am a reporter with The Oregonian/OregonLive investigating cases in the U.S. where Saudi college students suspected of rape, manslaughter and other serious crimes have vanished and escaped prosecution. Ask me anything.
University students from Saudi Arabia have disappeared while facing criminal charges in at least eight states as well as Canada — evidence that a growing number of defendants from the wealthy Persian Gulf kingdom have fled justice in the United States.
The revelations, first reported by our newspaper, have generated international headlines and prompted a federal investigation. They also raise questions about the role the Saudi government may have played in assisting some of its citizens escape.
Reporter Shane Dixon Kavanaugh here to answer any questions you might have about our investigative series.
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