The man detained by mistake in Paris by the Khashoggi case has been released

The man arrested on Tuesday at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris as a suspect of being involved in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi journalist has been releas

The man detained by mistake in Paris by the Khashoggi case has been released

The man arrested on Tuesday at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris as a suspect of being involved in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi journalist has been released, after verifying that he was not the searched person.

The General Prosecutor's Office of Paris indicated in a statement that the checks made on his identity have made it possible to determine that he is not the man by which Turkey issued an international arrest warrant on November 5, 2018.

Saudi Arabia had informed, through its embassy in France, that there was an error with the identity of the detainee as a suspect of being linked to the murder of Khashoggi in Istanbul, and had claimed its immediate release.

It had been identified in the French press such as Khaled Aedh al-Otaibi, a name on which a Red Interpol alert weighed at Turkey's request, that is, a demand for detention.

According to Wednesday the newspaper 'Le Figaro', the man arrested at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris was really "a homonymous". Riad explained that this name is very common in that country.

Hours after the Saudi statement, French government spokesman Gabriel Attal explained after the Council of Ministers that the French police had done his work because there was an Interpol red alert.

The detention occurred a few days after a controversial visit from the French President, Emmanuel Macron, to Saudi Arabia, where he was received by Prince Heir Mohamed Bin Salman, who has been responsible for being behind Khashoggi's murder when he went to the consulate From your country in Istanbul to obtain a necessary document to get married.

According to the investigations of the Turkish authorities, the journalist was assassinated by suffocation shortly after entering the consulate and his body was dismembered before being taken out of the building.

Saudi Arabia organized a trial with little transparency in which five people were condemned. Bin Salman has repeatedly denied him the involvement of him, a refuted version, for example, by borderless reporters, an organization that had submitted a denunciation to French justice against Khaled al Otaibi, which he had kept secret so far.

Date Of Update: 08 December 2021, 14:43

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