Saudi Arabia distances crown prince from killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

      Published on Friday, 16 November , 2018      92 Views     
Saudi Arabia distances crown prince from killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

  • Government

Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor released the findings of a long-awaited investigation of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Thursday,



saying that a team of Saudi agents dispatched to Istanbul with orders to bring him home alive had instead killed the journalist and dismembered his body.

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince had no knowledge of the operation, Shaalan al-Shaalan, a spokesman for the prosecutor, said at a news conference in Riyadh, the Saudi capital.

He said that 11 suspects have been indicted and that authorities are seeking the death penalty for five of them.

None of the suspects were named. The order to kill Khashoggi, who had criticized the Saudi monarchy over the past year, came from one of the leaders of the Saudi team in Istanbul, Shaalan said.

Prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb’s conclusion — that the killing was authorized by relatively low-level officials who disobeyed orders and acted on the fly — contradicted assertions by Turkish investigators, who have said it was a meticulously planned operation, with elaborate preparations to cover up the crime that included scouting locations where Khashoggi’s body could be disposed of in secret.



Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the slaying was premeditated and the orders came from “the highest levels of the Saudi government,” without specifying exactly who was responsible.

Turkey has called for an international investigation into the killing. On Thursday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that some of the latest Saudi statements about the killing were not “satisfactory.”

“This is not something that happens instantaneously,” he said. “People and tools were brought to dismember the body.”

Khashoggi, a contributing columnist to The Washington Post, was killed Oct. 2, soon after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul to obtain documents he needed to remarry.

Keywords:
Category Government | 2018/11/16 latest update at 5:00 PM
Source : Washington Post | Photocredit : Google
93 Views
Comments Add comment



Related Articles

The editorial staff of Saudi Arabia Today would like to give all of its readers from Gulf and Saudi Arabia and the whole world the opportunity to participate actively in the development of the website! If you have something interesting, fun, scandalous - just something worth to be seen from more people. Capture it and share it in the Saudi Arabia Today with a short text.

Do you have information you want to reach our readers?

Send article/s

You can subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter and Google pages or use our RSS feed channel to always read the most important news about Saudi Arabia, the Gulf and the world.


Sponsored Publications



Pakistan PM criticized for ‘insulting’ encounter with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman King

Pakistan PM criticized for ‘insulting’ encounter with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman

The prime minister of Pakistan is facing a social media furore for allegedly disrespecting the king of Saudi…

Join efforts to fight terror, King Salman urges Muslim leaders King

Join efforts to fight terror, King Salman urges Muslim leaders

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman opened the 14th summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation…

Makkah summit supports Palestinians, backs Saudis amid Iran tensions King

Makkah summit supports Palestinians, backs Saudis amid Iran tensions

A Saudi-hosted Islamic summit on Saturday threw its support behind Palestinians ahead of a US-led peace plan suspected…

Saudi King Salman calls for tolerance, moderation in Ramadan message King

Saudi King Salman calls for tolerance, moderation in Ramadan message

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud on Sunday has called for a message of tolerance and moderation…

GULF TV

Popular in GULF TV

PIRELLI “DREAMING” – THE CAL 2019 making of Full Version | Fashion Channel

2136 Views

A photographic tale of the aspirations of four women and their determination to achieve their goals, each one…

Latest videos in GULF TV

Events

Lifestyle

Culture

Sport

Science & Technology

Government