nearing the first anniversary of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the interior of the consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul, the heir to the throne of arabia, and the main suspect of giving the order, Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS), referred for the first time to the case and stated, "I assume all the responsibility, because it happened during my tenure." This response to reporter Martin Smith is a preview of the documentary that the next week a premiere of the program "Frontline", the System of Public Media u.s. (PBS), in which the young prince is justified by saying that "we are 20 million people. We have 3 million of government employees. We have officials, ministers to pursue matters and they are responsible. They have the authority to do that."
The case Khashoggi, a journalist who wrote in The Washington Post and that he was self-exiled in the united States for its critical tone with the crown, has become a kind of soap opera, the serial that runs between the leaks anonymous gets the press, statements on the part of the protagonists involved, and the outcome of reports like that of Agnes Callamard , rapporteur of the UN in June pointed directly to MBS, and asked the united States to include "the crown prince and to your personal property abroad" in the list of people who should be punished.
this Is a slow and complex because the prince is the person of trust of the united States and Israel in the Gulf and the saudi arabian authorities have qualified as a "red line" any accusation against his person. A line that have not managed to overcome neither the reports of the CIA who report to you as responsible.No trace of the body
Almost a year has now passed and the remains of the journalist, whose body was dismembered in the interior of the legation, still does not appear. Khashoggi entered on October 2, the consulate of your country in Istanbul after obtaining a prior appointment to resolve a few personal issues relating to his divorce, and never again saw him alive. After 18 days in which the official version arabia argued that the journalist left the consulate of his own accord, Riad changed the discourse, and he admitted to his death "after a scuffle with the people that received it". The royal house ordered the arrest of 21 people, five of whom can be sentenced to death under charges of "ordering and committing the crime", and dismissed so fulminant to the number two of the intelligence services, Ahmad al-Asiri, and Saud al Qahtani, adviser and right-hand side of MBS.Latest intentions
The PBS program also includes an interview that Smith conducted Khashoggi a few months before his murder in which the journalist confessed that "I don't want to be a dissident, but I don't want to come home and have that shut me up again."
The columnist of The Washington Post is not the first saudi journalist disappeared in the last year -the NGO Reporters Without Borders report at least two other cases-, but the way in which it is produced, and the global projection that you obtained have made the case arouse attention of the world and that Mohamed bin Salman have had to make statements on the subject.Updated Date: 27 September 2019, 12:02