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‘The Dissident’ Unravels the Assassination of Jamal Khashoggi

‘The Dissident’ Unravels the Assassination of Jamal Khashoggi

A top official in Saudi Arabia’s intelligence service, the General Intelligence Presidency (GIP), has been implicated in the assassination of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi (pronounced “Kash-shoke-gee”) The Office of the Director of the National Intelligence has released a declassified report concluding that the order for the assassination came from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. A...

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Did the Trump Administration Warn Jamal Khashoggi He Was in Danger? 

Did the Trump Administration Warn Jamal Khashoggi He Was in Danger? 

Avi Asher-Schapiro asks the question at Lawfare: Did the Trump administration warn Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi was the Saudi insider and Washington Post columnist who disappeared after visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018. Khashoggi had been critical of Saudi Arab’s new and reckless Crown Prince Mohammed bin-Salman (MBS). The CIA, led by director...

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Washington Post’s New Columnist Consults for NSO Spyware Firm That Helps Saudi Arabia Surveil Journalists

Washington Post’s New Columnist Consults for NSO Spyware Firm That Helps Saudi Arabia Surveil Journalists

This Washington Post’s newest columnist, Juliette Kayyem, has a problem. “The NSO Group’s Pegasus technology has been used by governments to track civil society, journalists, political dissidents, and others across the world,” the UN’s Kaye said in the letter, which specifically noted the allegations that Pegasus was used to target Khashoggi. “How will NSO Group...

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Saudi Intelligence Officers Implicated in Khashoggi Killing Have Yet to Face Justice

Saudi Intelligence Officers Implicated in Khashoggi Killing Have Yet to Face Justice

As the first anniversary of the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi approaches, the Saudi intelligence officers implicated in his violent death have yet to come trial. Saudi crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) told CBS’s “60 Minutes” he “takes responsibility” for Khashoggi’s murder but denies authorizing it. There is no dispute that officers of Saudi’s...

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Turkish Paper Publishes Saudi Hit Squad’s Gruesome Conversations During Khashoggi’s Murder 

Turkish Paper Publishes Saudi Hit Squad’s Gruesome Conversations During Khashoggi’s Murder 

The conversations recorded prior to and during the Oct. 2, 2018 murder of the dissident journalist at the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate were obtained by Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) right after the gruesome incident, and were shared with related Turkish authorities carrying out an investigation into the incident, as well as with international officials and...

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