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Suspect in Jamal Khashoggi’s murder arrested in France

PARIS: One of the suspects in journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder was arrested in France on Tuesday.

Khaled Alotaibi, who is a former Royal Guard of Saudi Arabia, was taken into custody at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris as he was about to board a flight to Riyadh.

The 33-year-old suspect is one of 26 Saudis wanted by Turkey after the Washington Post columnist was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018.

Alotaibi was travelling under his real name when he was arrested on the Turkish warrant.

Khashoggi was tortured and dismembered after going to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, 2018, to get documents he needed to marry his fiancée Hatice Cengiz.

The journalist was highly critical of Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s rule. Khashoggi’s remains have never been found.

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