Family and friends of Jamal Khashoggi said funeral prayers in Saudi Arabia and Turkey on Friday for the Saudi journalist killed by agents of his own government, in a case that has sparked a global outcry and mired the kingdom in crisis.
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It did not provide names but at least two are senior officials closely associated with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Riyadh maintains that Prince Mohammed had nothing to do with the murder, even as Turkey and some Western allies, including US president Donald Trump, have said ultimate responsibility lies with him as the country’s de facto ruler.
Changing Saudi accounts of the murder, including initial denials, have been met with scepticism abroad.
Tens of thousands of worshippers at Mecca’s Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, Khashoggi’s hometown, joined in prayers for the deceased, through the imams did not name him.
In Istanbul, mourners raised their hands in prayer outside Fatih Mosque. An imam recited Koranic verses under a tent set up to protect against the rain, and Khashoggi’s friends eulogised him.
“What we heard yesterday from the Saudi public prosecutor is not the justice we were expecting or waiting for, but represents injustice itself,” said Ayman Nour, a liberal Egyptian politician.
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