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France Arrests Saudi Suspect in Khashoggi Murder

HeadlineDec 08, 2021

French authorities have arrested a Saudi man who is suspected of involvement in Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s 2018 assassination. Khalid Aedh al-Otaibi was detained at a Paris airport as he prepared to fly to Riyadh. But Saudi officials say the man is not the suspect in question and simply has the same name as a former member of the Saudi Royal Guard implicated in the disappearance and killing at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Last year, a Saudi court jailed eight people for the murder, but rights groups and lawmakers say the plot’s masterminds, including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, have not faced justice.

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