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Could this finally bring us some sort of closure in the Khashoggi case?

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While there is no argument that the Middle East has long been in the midst of modern turmoil, the death of Jamal Khashoggi could further imperil the region.

Khashoggi, a journalist with a knack for annoying the Saudi royal family with his reporting, has been killed in a horrific and gruesome manner within the Saudi consulate in Turkey weeks ago.  The Saudi government has been reacting with a number of conflicting stories about what happened to Khashoggi, and were caught attempting to use a body double to hoax Khashoggi leaving the consulate for the purpose of throwing off investigators.

The nature of the United States’ relationship with Saudi Arabia makes the Khashoggi case a particularly difficult one for US President Donald Trump to comment on, at least, diplomatically.

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In Turkey, however, the likely discovery of Khashoggi’s remains has politicians a bit more animated.

Body parts belonging to murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been found, according to two Sky sources.

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The sources have told Sky News the writer had been “cut up” and his face “disfigured”.

One source also suggested Mr Khashoggi’s remains were discovered in the garden of the Saudi consul general’s home – situated around 500 metres away from the consulate.

From before the discovery of the body parts:

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had promised the “naked truth” about the killing, said: “Why has the body of someone who was officially said to be killed not been found yet?”

The Turkish president called on Saudi Arabia to hold those responsible to account in a dramatic speech to Parliament.

He described the journalist’s killing as ‘murder’ – the first time this accusation has been made by a named Turkish politician – and he went further, saying the killing was premeditated and planned days before.

Now the world will sit and wait for the official story to adjust to this new discovery, all the while reminding ourselves that banishing Saudi Arabia from the global community, or even reprimanding them, could have dire economic consequences for all who are involved.

 

 

 

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College Student Receives Criminal Charges For Uttering Racial Slurs While Walking By Student Apartments

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Two students who attend the University of Connecticut have been arrested and charged with hate crimes after they were recorded walking outside student apartments saying racial slurs, according to a report released by the Washington Post. Jarred Karal and Ryan Mucaj, both 21-year-old white students, have been charged with the misdemeanor of ridicule on account of creed, religion, color, denomination, nationality or race for violating a state statute concerning hate crimes. Here’s more from TheBlaze: The students also face potential discipline from the school, even possible expulsion, for violating the student code of conduct, UConn President Thomas C. Katsouleas said in a statement. “It is supportive of our core values to pursue accountability, through due process, for an egregious assault on our community that has caused considerable harm,” Katsouleas said. Karal and Mucaj, and a third unnamed student who was not charged, were walking by student housing and playing a game in which they yelled offensive words. According to the incident report, Karal and Mucaj began saying “n****” as they walked by student housing, and someone in the apartments began recording. The video captured of the incident went viral earlier this month, which sparked outrage among students and faculty. The video eventually made it into the hands of law enforcement. If you have any information about this racist recording at UConn. Please email [email protected] We will not tolerate racist behavior on this campus ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼 https://twitter.com/naacpuconn/status/1182821535670648833 The university NAACP has asked the school to take action against the students involved in the incident in order to make an example of them and allow other students to know that such behavior is unacceptable. Here’s a snippet from a letter the NAACP wrote to the university: “If the university does not adequately address and handle these occurrences of racism appropriately, it will create…

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