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Silencing Khashoggi

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 12 2018   /  01:40 am

Hopefully, veteran journalist and outspoken critic of Saudi Arabia’s royal family, Jamal Khashoggi, is still alive. There is growing fear that the Washington Post opinion contributor has paid for his bravery to criticize his country’s ruler with his own life

Saudi’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly told Bloomberg News last week that Khashoggi had left the consulate shortly after he arrived there on Oct. 2, to process documents he needed to marry his Turkish fiancée. It is still unclear whether the former aide to Saudi’s intelligence chief and editor of the country’s official media left the consulate as a living person or as a corpse.

International media reports and Turkish government statements suggest he had been murdered inside the Saudi Arabia Consulate General in Istanbul on Oct. 2, and that his mutilated body reportedly had been flown out of Tur...