Published: Fri, October 04, 2019

Khashoggi death prompts legal appeal from Al-Qaida convict

Khashoggi death prompts legal appeal from Al-Qaida convict

Hatice Cengiz said she was haunted by the thought that Khashoggi had been angry with her in the moments before his death when he realised he had walked into a trap.

Saudi Arabia has fully restored oil output after attacks on its facilities last month and is now focused on the listing of Saudi Aramco, its energy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said. In a letter to King Salman, the Vienna-based International Press Institute demanded a transparent trial for those implicated in Khashoggi's murder. "If a state like Saudi Arabia can get away with this kind of act openly, then this certainly sends a message that others could potentially do it, as well".

Khashoggi was killed while visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. His remains have never been found.

A report published this summer by UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard says there was "credible evidence" linking the crown prince to the Khashoggi murder and its cover-up.

The Saudi government insisted that Khashoggi left the building, but Turkish officials said he was still inside. The trial does not include the crown prince's top adviser at the time of the killing.

File image of an activist protesting against Jamal Khashoggi's murder.


Bin Salman recently told PBS during a documentary that while he takes "all the responsibility" for Khashoggi's death because "it happened under my watch", he did not know about the specific plot to murder him.

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said his decision to boycott the conference a year ago "achieved nothing", according to Bloomberg. He also said Saudi Arabia should be stripped of its Group of 20 presidency next year, through which the nation is preparing to host the group's 2020 summit in Riyadh.

In the journalist's honor, ISU is holding a candlelight vigil Wednesday in recognition of his courage and journalism advocacy.

At a ceremony marking one year since the Washington Post columnist's death, Jeff Bezos - Amazon CEO and owner of the Post - offered some comforting words for Cengiz. This year the whole world will be waiting with me for Jamal - but we will be waiting for justice for Jamal, ' she said.

"In writing the column, I had this nagging sentence in my head: 'Has he actually died in vain?'" Aydintasbas told Al-Monitor.

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