China News Service, December 9th. According to the Russian satellite network quoted by France Info, the Saudi citizen Khaled Otaibi, who was arrested in France, was not a suspect in the murder of Saudi journalist Khashoggi who was pursued by Turkey. He has been released. .
Officials previously admitted that there was an identification error.
According to previous reports by French media, a suspect in the murder of Saudi journalist Khashoggi was arrested in France.
According to the news, the person's name was Harred Otaibi.
It is reported that Interpol issued a red arrest warrant at the request of Turkey, and Otaibi was arrested in France within the framework of the Kashuji murder investigation.
However, the French newspaper Le Figaro reported that the Saudi citizen who was arrested at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport had the same name as the suspect and was not a wanted suspect.
According to another report, a security source in Saudi Arabia added that Khaled Alotaibi is a very common name in Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi Embassy in Paris also 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.
Saudi journalist Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul in October 2018.
Initially, the Saudi government denied that Khashoggi was missing in the embassy. After a while, video and audio recordings appeared. The Saudis were forced to admit that Khashoggi was killed "because of a quarrel with the staff of the consular officer."
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.Keywords: