The Most Haunting Image In The Brutal Khashoggi Murder Case
Every detail of the Jamal Khashoggi murder is chilling, and this image is the most haunting of all.
Salah Khashoggi comes face to face with the prime suspect in his father's murder -- Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
He and his brother were invited to the palace in Riyadh by the Saudi royals, so they could offer their condolences. It's likely they didn't have much choice. The Saudi government has Salah under a travel ban, so he can't leave.
Salah was cold, and ashen-faced as he stared directly into the Prince's eyes.It was a parting handshake, but lingered a second or two longer than you might expect.
Jamal Khashoggi is believed to have been murdered by a hit squad of 15 men in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkey has said the killing was ferocious.
They said there is evidence. And now, there are unconfirmed reports Khashoggi's body has been found in the garden of the Saudi Consul General's home in Istanbul.
All developments point to this murder plot coming from the highest ranks in Saudi Arabia. Khashoggi was critical of the government and living in self-imposed exile in the US.
In the days before his death, Khashoggi told the BBC it wasn't just people deemed "dissidents" who were being detained in Saudi Arabia, but anyone with an independent mind.
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One of 18 'fall guys' the Saudi's have detained in their own investigation is Saud al-Qahtani, a top aide for the Crown Prince.
According to reports, he ran Khashoggi's brutal killing by giving orders over Skype. There is a strong suggestion the orders came from his boss. Whoever is responsible, Turkey is pledging to find out. It has the backing of western nations with Britain, France and Germany issuing a joint statement demanding "urgent" clarity.