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Jamal Khashoggi: France releases Saudi man held over journalist’s murder

BBC News

December 8, 2021

French prosecutors have released a Saudi man held in connection with Jamal Khashoggi’s murder after concluding he was a victim of mistaken identity.

Khaled Alotaibi, 33, was arrested at an airport in Paris on Tuesday on the basis of a warrant issued by Turkey.

A Saudi Royal Guard with the same name and age is listed in US sanctions as a suspect in the 2018 killing inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

Khashoggi, a US-based Saudi journalist, was a critic of the Saudi government.

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