Saudi Arabia will feature two former officers not to surrender, against whom Turkey arrest warrants issued in connection with the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “We provide our citizens,’ said minister of Foreign Affairs Abel al-Jubair Sunday at a press conference in Riyadh.
Jamal Khashoggi, a regeringskritische journalist who is in exile in the USA since 2017, was on October 2, killed in the consulate of his country of birth in Turkey. There he took administrative documents to collect. The operation was carried out by fifteen people from Saudi Arabia came to and immediately after the murder also flew back to Saudi Arabia – with two private flights and one scheduled flight. Saudi officials have repeatedly denied that the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is linked to the murder.
This week, a Turkish prosecutor arrest warrants against two confidants of the Saudi crown prince in the context of the Turkish investigation into the murder. It is going to be Ahmed al-Assiri, and Saud al-Qahtani. They are suspected of helping in the “planning” of the murder.
Saudi prosecutors want the death penalty for five of the eleven Saudi citizens, in connection with the death of Khashoggi were indicted.