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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 08:47 AM

6. Khashoggi


More than a week has passed since Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi vanished after visiting the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. Turkish authorities are telling journalists what they think happened, citing released video footage: that Khashoggi was targeted and murdered.
The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that before Khashoggi disappeared, U.S. intelligence had intercepted communications in which the Saudis had been discussing a plot to abduct him. Khashoggi has been a contributing writer for The Post.
But on Wednesday, the State Department said the U.S. had no advance knowledge of Khashoggi's disappearance.


October 10, 20185:36 PM ET
Heard on All Things Considered

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly gets the latest on the disappearance, and suspected killing, of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi from Washington Post reporter Shane Harris.

A team of 15 Saudis flew into Istanbul last week, drove to the Saudi consulate and then departed that same day on private planes headed for Cairo and Dubai. This is according to The Washington Post, which has been tracking the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi has not been heard from or seen since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. It's not known whether he's alive or dead. Shane Harris is one of the reporters working this story for The Post. And I asked him - 15 Saudis sounds like a lot - do we know what their alleged operation was?


Disappearance of journalist puts Saudi prince, a Trump ally, under a dark cloud
By Laura King, Nabih Bulos and Umar Farooq, Los Angeles Times

ISTANBUL - It was only six months ago that Saudi Arabia's young crown prince was feted in Hollywood and Silicon Valley, Manhattan and Washington as a reformist monarch-in-waiting, already putting a modernist stamp on an intensely traditional - and fabulously wealthy - desert kingdom.

Now the image of 33-year-old Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman is tarnished by growing suspicion of Saudi state involvement in what may have been a brutal assassination of a critic. And the deepening mystery leaves the Trump administration, which has embraced the House of Saud more warmly than has any other Western leader, in an increasingly awkward spot.
The crisis was sparked by the disappearance and possible killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a well-known and well-connected Saudi journalist, self-exiled in the United States, who had for months sounded the alarm over increasingly autocratic moves by the crown prince.
More at linků

But Turkish officials have concluded that whatever the intent of the operation, Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate. Investigators have not found his body, but Turkish officials have released video surveillance footage of Khashoggi entering the consulate on the afternoon of Oct. 2. There is no footage that shows him leaving, they said.
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