Jamal Khashoggi

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Saudi Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty as Khashoggi Murder Trial Begins

Saudi Arabian prosecutors opened the trial for eleven suspects in the October murder of Jamal Khashoggi on Thursday by seeking the death penalty for five of the defendants and complaining about Turkey’s refusal to hand over evidence in the case, presumably because Turkey wants the defendants extradited to face trial there.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a signing ceremony ahead of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on May 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / AFP PHOTO AND POOL / JASON LEE (Photo credit should read JASON LEE/AFP/Getty Images)

Hayward: The True State of Freedom of the Press in 2018

The topic of press freedom is much on the media’s mind as 2018 draws to a close. Much of the U.S. media believes it is suffering through uniquely dark times because President Donald Trump has been fiercely, often hyperbolically, critical of its work.

Saudi crown prince visits Algiers without meeting president

Saudis Denounce U.S. Senate for Khashoggi Resolution

The Saudi Foreign Ministry released a statement on Monday condemning the United States Senate for passing resolutions last week that held Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and called for ending U.S. support for the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen.

Trump thanks Saudi Arabia for lower oil prices 

Saudi Arabia Rejects U.S. Senate’s ‘Interference’ in Kingdom

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia issued an unusually strong rebuke of the U.S. Senate on Monday, rejecting a bipartisan resolution that put the blame for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi squarely on the Saudi crown prince and describing it as interference in the kingdom’s affairs.

Turkey, US press Riyadh to explain fate of missing journalist

CNN Claims Khashoggi’s Last Words Were ‘I Can’t Breathe’

CNN reported on Monday that a source “briefed on the investigation” into the October 2 murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi provided some details about the audio recording of Khashoggi’s death, claiming his last words were, “I can’t breathe.”

UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 28: Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., attends a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda as the late Rev. Billy Graham lies in honor on February 28, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Corker: Trump’s Justification for Refusal to Condemn Saudis ‘Un-American’

While speaking to reporters on Thursday, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) stated that the White House’s justification for their refusal to condemn Saudi Arabia for the murder of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi is “un-American.” Corker said, “[T]o use that

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Amal Clooney: Trump Gives Regimes ‘Green Light’ to Murder Journalists

Amal Clooney, the British-Lebanese human rights attorney married to Hollywood star George Clooney, eviscerated President Donald Trump Wednesday evening, accusing the commander-in-chief of providing autocratic regimes a “green light” to torture and murder journalists by labeling them the “enemy of the people.”