Arrest warrants for two Saudi nationals asked in journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, former insider turned critic, was strangled to death. His body has not been found. Human Rights activists have asked international criminal investigation into the murder.

A Turkish prosecutor has demanded that arrest warrants be issued for the planners of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, 59, killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

The warrants have been asked for Ahmad Al Assiri and Saud Al Qahtani, Saudi nationals close to Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. According to investigation, the order to kill Khashoggi came from the highest levels of the Saudi government.

The kingdom has strongly denied involvement of the Crown Prince in the murder. The body of the journalist has not been found. It’s been speculated he was strangled, cut into pieces or dissolved in acid.