China News Service, December 8th. According to foreign media reports, in 2018, the well-known Saudi journalist and columnist of the "Washington Post" Khashoggi was assassinated in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, shocking the international community.
On the 7th, a suspect believed to be involved in the case was arrested in France, but the Saudi Embassy in France stated that the arrest "confessed to the wrong person."
Data map: Kashuji.
According to reports, the suspect, named Khaled Aedh Alotaibi, was arrested at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport when he was about to board a flight to the Saudi capital Riyadh.
He was a member of the Saudi Royal Guard and was one of more than ten people who announced sanctions by the US government after Khashoggi was killed.
According to French media, Khaled Aedh Alotaibi travelled under his own name at the time.
His detention was based on an arrest warrant issued by Turkey.
However, the Saudi Embassy in Paris issued a statement on Twitter on the 7th, stating that the arrest was a "confession to the wrong person" and added that those convicted are currently serving sentences in Saudi Arabia.
"The Saudi Embassy wants him to be released immediately," the statement said.
It is reported that Kashuji contributed to the Washington Post and many other media before his death. He was killed after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2, 2018.
On October 25 of the same year, the Saudi prosecutors announced that Khashoggi had died of murder, and announced the final judgment results of the persons involved in the case in September 2020, including 5 people sentenced to 20 years in prison, 1 person to 10 years in prison, and 2 Man was sentenced to 7 years in prison.
Since the names of the defendants were not disclosed to the public, it was accused by outsiders that the trial lacked transparency.Keywords: