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Death in autumn: Khashoggi and Munir

Amsterdam   /   Wed, November 7, 2018   /  11:03 am
Death in autumn: Khashoggi and Munir Murder ilustration (Shutterstock/-)

Jamal Khashoggi and Munir Said Thalib both died in autumn. Human rights activist Munir, 39, was found dead on a plane on Sept. 7, 2004, while the journalist Khashoggi, 59, was killed in cold blood inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. 

The Saudi Arabian journalist had been invited to pick up paperwork, leaving his fiancee waiting outside the building, only to find at least 15 security agents waiting. He was strangled to death, according to a Turkish prosecutor. His body was cut up with a bone saw by a forensic expert in the team — reportedly in just seven minutes.

A heinous crime. The implications are politically severe and wide ranging, both regionally and globally. Turkey revealed the evidence bit by bit to escalate pressure as the Saudis attempted to cover it up. It took them two weeks before they admitted that Khashoggi had...

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