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Man Wanted for Murder of Journalist Khashoggi Arrested in Paris

Washington Post Jamal Khashoggi in 2011. A Saudi man was taken into custody at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris on Tuesday, suspected in Khashoggi’s murder. Credit: Alfagih at Arabic Wikipedia /GFDL

A man from Saudi Arabia who has been linked to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was detained at a Paris airport earlier on Tuesday.

The man, who stands accused of being a member of the hit squad that killed Khashoggi was apprehended while he was attempting to board a flight to Riyadh, according to reports on French media.

The 33-year-old man was taken into custody at Charles de Gaulle Airport before his flight at 9:30 AM local time. He was traveling using his own passport, a French National Police spokesperson told CNN.

Grecian Delight supports Greece

I welcome the arrest of one of Jamal’s killers today in #France. France should try him for his crime, or extradite him to a country able and willing to genuinely investigate and prosecute him as well as the person who gave the order to murder Jamal. https://t.co/naqzfujCsp

— Hatice Cengiz / خديجة (@mercan_resifi) December 7, 2021

If the man indeed turns out to be Al-Otaibi, he will have a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, an official from the Paris court of appeals told reporters from CNN. The court itself would not confirm who the man was, however.

Hatice Cengiz, Khashoggi’s former fiancee, stated that she “welcomed” the arrest of the man in a Tweet on Tuesday, stating that France should either try him in a court of law “or extradite him to a country able and willing to genuinely investigate and prosecute him as well as the person who gave the order to murder Jamal.”

According to a report issued by US intelligence back in February of 2021, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman himself approved the operation designed to capture or kill the journalist.

The intelligence report also said bin Salman had “absolute control” of intelligence organizations and in Saudi Arabia. At the time, the Saudi Arabian foreign ministry stated that it “completely rejected” the US report.

The Saudi Embassy in Paris also had “nothing to say” on the events of Tuesday, an embassy spokesperson told CNN.

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