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WorldSons of slain Saudi journalist Khashoggi appeal for return of his body

03:06  05 november  2018
03:06  05 november  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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Nihad Awad, a close colleague of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi , and executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, reaches out On Thursday, State Department spokesman Robert Palladino told reporters Khashoggi ’s remains should be located and returned for a proper

of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi , is played during an event to remember Khashoggi , a Hatice Cengiz made her appeal in a video message to a memorial in Washington where friends and Cengiz lamented that without his body , Khashoggi ’s loved ones had been unable to hold funeral Palladino told reporters Khashoggi ’s remains should be located and returned for a proper burial.

The sons of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi issued an appeal for the return of their father's body and said they wanted to return to Saudi Arabia to bury him.

In an interview with CNN, Salah and Abdullah Khashoggi said that without their father's body, their family is unable to grieve and deal with the emotional burden of their father's death.

"It's not a normal situation, it's not a normal death at all. All what we want right now is to bury him in Al-Baqi (cemetery) in Medina (Saudi Arabia) with the rest of his family," Salah Khashoggi said. "I talked about that with the Saudi authorities and I just hope that it happens soon."

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fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi , is played during an event to remember Cengiz lamented that without his body , Khashoggi 's loved ones had been unable to hold funeral Palladino told reporters Khashoggi 's remains should be located and returned for a proper burial.

The order to kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi came from the highest level of the Saudi government, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan "I would like him to support Turkey's efforts in trying to bring light to this situation and to discover the whereabouts of his body ," said Cengiz, who

Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist critical of the Saudi government and its de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.

Saudi authorities have admitted that Khashoggi was murdered in a premeditated action, revising previous statements that his death was unintended. Turkish officials and some U.S. lawmakers have said that Crown Prince Mohammed ordered the murder, an allegation that Riyadh denies.

Sons of slain Saudi journalist Khashoggi appeal for return of his body© Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi's body has not been recovered, and Saudi authorities are conducting an official investigation.

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, an international businessman, said on Sunday that the probe will exonerate the country's leader.

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Cengiz lamented that without his body , Khashoggi 's loved ones had been unable to hold funeral prayers for him. "Our pain is still as fresh as the Gerry Connolly, who represents the northern Virginia district where Khashoggi had been based for the last year of his life, said that since the killing, Saudi

Cengiz lamented that without his body , Khashoggi 's loved ones had been unable to hold funeral prayers for him. Istanbul's chief prosecutor announced Wednesday that Khashoggi was strangled immediately after he entered and that his body was dismembered and removed from the consulate.

Salah Khashoggi on Oct. 24 met in Riyadh with the crown prince and King Salman to receive condolences along with other Khashoggi family members. Salah departed for Washington a day later, and his CNN interview was his first public comments since then.

He said King Salman assured him that those involved in Jamal Khashoggi's murder would be brought to justice.

"We just need to make sure that he rests in peace," Salah Khashoggi said of his father. "Until now, I still can't believe that he's dead. It's not sinking in with me emotionally," he said, adding that there has been a lot of "misinformation" about the circumstances of the death.

Salah said that charges that his father was a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood organization were not true.

Asked how Khashoggi should be remembered, Salah replied, "As a moderate man who has common values with everyone ... a man who loved his country, who believed so much in it and its potential."

"Jamal was never a dissident. He believed in the monarchy, that it is the thing that is keeping the country together. And he believed in the transformation that it is going through."

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