Jamal Khashoggi

Jamal Khashoggi

  • Classification Journalist

  • Gender Male

  • Nationalities
  • Life status Dead

    Year of death 2018

    Place of death Turkey

    Cause of death Murder

  • Occupations
    • Columnist / Commentator
  •   Education
    • Indiana State University Business Administration
  •   Awards
    • 2018 Time magazine's person of the year
  •   Additional Details
  • Status Killed

  • Medium
    • Internet
    • Print
  • Coverage
    • Corruption
    • Culture
    • Human Rights
    • Politics
    • War
  • Origin Local

  • Staff or Freelance Staff

    • Suspected source
      • Government Officials
    • Impunity
      • Complete Impunity
    • Taken captive Yes

    • Threatened Yes

    • Tortured Yes

Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi Arabian journalist and columnist working for The Washington Post. He was murdered on October 2nd, 2018 at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, by agents of the Saudi government.

Khashoggi had a rich and diverse career; he worked in Al-Arab news channel, served as a media adviser, was a former editor-in-chief of the Saudi newspaper Al-Watan, was a political commentator…
Later in 2017, he fled Saudi Arabia and went into self-imposed exile to the United States, because he feared being arrested after the Saudi government banned him from Twitter and from appearing in the media over critical remarks he made about Donald Trump.

In addition to that, the 60 year-old journalist was sharply critical of Saudi Arabia regime and the Royal family’s policies.

On October 2nd, he went to the Saudi consulate in Turkey to get some documents related to his marriage to Hatice Cengiz, but that never happened; however he was murdered inside the consulate. And according to the US intelligence report, his killing was ordered by the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.