Canada condemns killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Canada condemns killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 22 Oct 2018

Ottawa, Oct 22 (IBNS): Canada has condemned the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey, media reports said.

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland has said the Saudi's explanations of the killing of Khashoggi "lack consistency and credibility", CTV News reported.

She has reiterated the federal government's thorough investigation in collaboration with Turkish officials.

Khashoggi went missing on Oct 2. He was last seen alive entering the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul.

He lived in a self imposed exile and was a fierce critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, questioning his 'one man show' tactics.

The journalist was visiting the consulate to get paperwork for his upcoming marriage.

After weeks of denial, Saudi Arabian authorities finally revealed on Friday that Khashoggi was dead.

The minister also termed his death as a rogue operation, adding that the top officials were unaware of it.

"Even the senior leadership of our intelligence service was not aware of this," Adel al-Jubeir said.

Meanwhile, the kingdom has arrested 18 people so far, pertaining to the scribe's death.

Two close aides of the Crown Prince too have been removed from their positions.

The Saudi Intelligence Agency is also said to undergo a massive reform under the leadership of Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

According to the Saudi Press Agency, both King Salman and the Prince called Khashoggi's son to condole the death of his father.

 

Image: Chrystia Freeland/Facebook

Canada condemns killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi

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