Why Jamal Khashoggi’s ruthless killing is a global issue

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I wasn’t planning to write about the barbaric murder of my friend, Jamal Khashoggi.

  • Taha Ozhan
  • Middle East Eye

We were supposed to be sharing a panel at a conference two weeks from now.

This picture shows a police sign in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate's door on October 10, 2018 in Istanbul. - Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Washington Post contributor, vanished on October 2 after entering the consulate to obtain official documents ahead of his marriage to his Turkish fiancee. Government sources said at the weekend that police believed Khashoggi was killed by a team specially sent to Istanbul, thought to consist of 15 Saudis. But Riyadh insisted the 59-year-old journalist had left the building and the murder claims were "baseless". (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP)

The Saudi journalist, who disappeared a week ago while inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, has been executed by a hit squad with Islamic State-like barbarity.

Saudi officials have strongly denied any involvement in his disappearance and say that he left the consulate soon after arriving.

However they have…

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