Time magazine has named Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi dissident journalist killed in the kingdom’s diplomatic mission in Istanbul in October, as its “Person of the Year” for 2018.
The news magazine on Tuesday gave the annual designation, which goes to the person they judge has been the most influential over the past year, to “the Guardians and the War on Truth.”
Time said Khashoggi had “dared to disagree with his country’s government,” adding that, “He told the world the truth about its brutality toward those who would speak out. And he was murdered for it.”
Khashoggi, a prominent critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and a Washington Post columnist, disappeared on October 2 after visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain documentation for his forthcoming marriage.
Saudi Arabia initially claimed he had left the consulate alive, but weeks later admitted that he was killed inside the diplomatic mission and…