Concerns over the death of anti-Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi are lingering again this week, thanks to new evidence in the case of the slain reporter.
Khashoggi’s work in exposing the corruption of the Saudi Royal Family is largely considered to be the reason for his assassination weeks ago, with Saudi Arabia themselves having changed the story surrounding his demise on several, occasions already. First, we were told that he left the Saudi Consulate in Turkey on his own accord – a claim that police were unable to confirm via security footage…but that wasn’t for a lack of effort on the part of the Saudis.
CNN has obtained exclusive law enforcement surveillance footage, part of the Turkish government’s investigation, that appears to show the man leaving the consulate by the back door, wearing Khashoggi’s clothes, a fake beard, and glasses.
The same man was seen in Khashoggi’s clothing, according to the Turkish case, at the city’s world-famous Blue Mosque just hours after the journalist was last seen alive entering the consulate on October 2.
The man in the video, identified by the official as Mustafa al-Madani, was allegedly part of what investigators have said was a hit squad, sent to kill the journalist at the Saudi consulate during a scheduled appointment to get papers for his upcoming wedding.
This dastardly development only serves to further implicate the Saudi government in the death of Khashoggi – an incident that should draw massive criticism from the United States, the United Nations, and any political entity concerned at all with the tenets of free speech and journalistic integrity.
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