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Journalists Attacked

Jamal Khashoggi


Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey
On October 2, 2018, shortly after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, the former editor-in-chief of the Saudi newspaper Al-Watan and a columnist for The Washington Post was killed.

Khashoggi had written critically about Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The CIA found that bin Salman ordered the journalist’s murder.

In at least 8 out of 10 cases, the murderers of journalists go free. CPJ is waging a global campaign against impunity.

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