Slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi‘s sons met with Saudi Arabia‘s royal household Tuesday amid persevering with investigations into their father’s killing.
The sons — Salah and Sahel — met Prince Mohammed bin Salman and King Salman at Yamama Palace in Riyadh.
A pal of the Khashoggi household advised The Related Press that Salah has been beneath a journey ban since final yr. The person spoke on situation of anonymity, fearing reprisal.
Whereas it’s unclear precisely what was mentioned throughout the assembly, the go to was photographed and recorded, then launched by the Saudi Press Company.
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The royal household has been in damage-control mode following the Oct. 2 disappearance of the journalist, who entered the nation’s consulate in Istanbul and by no means returned.
Final Friday, the Saudi royal household claimed Khashoggi’s demise was unplanned and resulted after a “fistfight.” However Turkish officers have mentioned it was a “deliberate operation,” which concerned the data of the Saudi prince.
Khashoggi’s relations spoke to members of the royal household over the cellphone earlier this month, when the prince and king referred to as to supply condolences.
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan additionally reportedly spoke to the household on Tuesday. Turkish officers mentioned he referred to as Khashoggi’s different son, Abdullah, to specific his condolences.
Erdogan mentioned was “deeply saddened” by the demise and that Turkey would comply with up the incident. The officers offered the knowledge on situation of anonymity, in keeping with laws.
In the meantime, Khashoggi’s fiancee Hatice Cengiz has reportedly been given 24-hour safety following the killing.
Cengiz has remained largely mum because the killing, however posted a tribute video of Khashoggi on Twitter over the weekend.
“They took your bodily presence from my world,” she tweeted. “However your stunning snigger will stay in my soul endlessly. My darling.”
The Saudi royal household met with Khashoggi’s sons amid their high-profile funding summit in Riyadh.
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Whereas the killing led to a number of world and enterprise leaders boycotting the occasion, Prince Mohammed was nonetheless greeted with a standing ovation by attendees.
Undaunted, the 33-year-old crown prince declared the occasion as “nice,” including that there have been “extra individuals, extra money.”
— With recordsdata from The Related Press
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