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Khashoggi murder suspect detained in France


Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post journalist who was brutally murdered at the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul in 2018. US intelligence reports reveal the involvement of King Salman’s son in this murder. (Source: Associated Press)

PARIS, KOMPAS.TV – A suspect in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been arrested in France, according to a French court official.

As quoted from The Associated Press, the official said the suspect was detained on Tuesday (7/12/2021) on the basis of an arrest warrant from Turkey.

French radio RTL said the Saudi national was arrested at Roissy airport near Paris when he was trying to board a flight to Riyadh.

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The man, named Khalid Aedh Al-Otaibi, was one of more than a dozen Saudi officials sanctioned by the US in 2018 over the killing of Khashoggi.

Khashoggi was a columnist for the Washington Post newspaper and a critic of Saudi Arabia’s government policies.

He was murdered at the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul in October 2018.

At that time Khashoggi went to the consulate office to get the documents he needed for his wedding.

Read also: US intelligence reports the involvement of King Salman’s son in the murder of Khashoggi

US media later reported that the CIA concluded that the son of Saudi Arabia’s King Muhammad Bin Salman (MBS) was involved in the assassination.

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