French Police Arrest Suspect in The Journalist Khashoggi's Murder

Published December 8th, 2021 - 06:37 GMT
France arrests suspect in murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Turkish writer Hatice Cengiz (R), fiancée of Saudi journalist and dissident Jamal Khashoggi, poses next to a portrait of Khashoggi after unveiling it on the National Mall in Washington, DC., on October 1, 2021, during a memorial ceremony marking the third anniversary of his murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP)
Khaled Aedh Al-Otaibi, 33, caught while boarding plane to Riyadh

France arrested one of the Saudi Arabian suspects Tuesday in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris.

Khaled Aedh Al-Otaibi, 33, was detained by border police as he was boarding a flight to Saudi Arabia's capital of Riyadh, according to local media, citing the judicial sources.

Khashoggi was brutally murdered and likely dismembered after being lured by Saudi officials to their consulate in Istanbul in October 2018.

Riyadh initially denied any role in his death but later sought to pin blame on what it said was a botched rendition operation.


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