November 7, 2018
Another dissident journalist has reportedly been tortured and killed in Saudi Arabia.
Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Jasser is said to have been murdered in jail a month after Jamal Khashoggi was slaughtered in the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate.
News site The New Khaleej reported Al-Jasser’s death on Saturday quoting human rights sources. The report has not been confirmed.
Human rights groups say the Saudi government believed Al-Jasser secretly ran a Twitter account called Kashkool, which exposed human rights violations by officials and the royals.
Saudi spies in Twitter’s regional HQ in Dubai unmasked him and he was arrested in March, according to reports.
The spy ring was said to be run by Saud al-Qahtani, Crown Prince Mohammad’s ‘thuggish’ aide who was demoted after being blamed for the Khashoggi crisis.
If true, the revelations that Saudi Arabia is still killing journalists even after the uproar caused by the Khashoggi scandal will dismay the West.
This article was posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 7:46 am