by Cathy Drummond
According to sources in the New York Times Saudi Arabia has sentenced five Saudi Arabia nationals to death in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. Three others have been given prison terms. The terms of these prison terms remain sketchy at the time of this writing. It has long been suspected that the killing of Jamal Khashoggi may have all the way to the palace. Some believe that there was an involvement by one of the highest authorities. Mohammed Bin Salman. A prince in the Saudi Royal family.
Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi Arabian Reporter who was known to disagree with many of the policies of the Saudi government in general. Many in the Royal family did not care for his views. To put it lightly, Jamal Khashoggi was a dissident. And it is widely believed that the Royal Family wanted him silence. Jamal Khashoggi was in exile at the time of his death. He was also a reporter for the New York Post. This served to complicate matters. And in this particular instance the Saudi Arabia government could not easily cover up their involvement. It is suggested. And so the question of being reporter for the New York Post would have serious implications for all parties involved. Proven or not at the time of Mr. Khashoggi’s death on October 2, 2018.
Brief Timeline of His death:
According to BBC News the Saudi born reporter was last seen entering the saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd by Ms. Halice Cengiz. She apparently waited for him for more than 10 hours. Mr. Khashoggi would never be seen alive again. The Saudi Royal family has tried to explain Jamal Khashoggi death as a result of a ‘fight.’ Being said previous published reports that the Journalist died after (resisting) tries by the Saudi government to return the journalist back to his home country. One Saudi official points to a possible choke-hold as the cause of death. Many journalistic sources have purported these chains of events as some sort of (hit) by the Saudi Royal family. The Royal Family continues to deny any involvement.
It is also believed that this present array of events will appease some. However, there is mounting evidence on the part of the Turkish government and others of the Saudi Royal Family was the instigator in the death of Jamal Khashoggi. Specifically, once again Saudi’s Royal Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.