Khashoggi says: “Saudi Arabia does not kill or torture”
A video surfaced on social media this week where the missing Saudi journalist Khashoggi clarified to the anchor that ‘Saudi Arabia does not kill or torture’ the critics.
An anchor of Qatar-based Al-Jazeera channel alleged that Saudi Government uses brutal methods to silence their critics.
The 60-years-old Saudi Journalist – Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi – took disagreement to the blatant allegations and refuted it.
“At least this will open a room for rumors, hatred and for the hard feelings. There is someone whose father and brother were imprisoned and it’s said that, he was allegedly tortured and then taken to the hospital,” alleged the anchor.
“What will this do to with the family cohesion that any Ruler of Saudi Arabia needs in order to continue his reign and also for Saudi Arabia to stabilize,” he further said.
Khashoggi said, “Look first, we need to be precise in our information. No one was killed in Saudi Arabia.”
“No one was tortured. I don’t think that happened,” he emphasized.
“But it’s not the nature of the country (Saudi Arabia) to have something like that to happen,” he adds.
Khashoggi allegedly went missing from Saudi Consulate in Turkey on 2nd October 2018.
The disappearance gave an impetus to speculations and conspiracy theories against the Saudi Government. The kingdom is accused of his cold-blooded murder while the Saudi officials vehemently denied the blatant accusations.
Later this week, Turkish Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gül appealed public to ignore any leaked information alleging Saudi’s involvement in Mr. Khashoggi’s disappearance.