What if Jamal Khashoggi had been killed in South Africa? | News | National


We all know the basics by now: when Saudi Arabian journalist and commentator Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on 2 October, he was never seen again. Saudi Arabia says he died in a scuffle, but evidence, drip fed to media by a Turkish government that is relishing the spotlight, strongly suggests that he was tortured and dismembered by a Saudi Arabian hit squad.

Khashoggi’s death has dominated international news headlines for the past three weeks.
It has precipitated multiple diplomatic crises, plunged the Middle East into a new era of instability, and may cause a spike in oil prices, with potentially catastrophic consequences for the global economy.

Not all murders are taken so seriously.
But Khashoggi’s was different, in part because it so…

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