Suspected member of Khashoggi’s hired killer squad arrested at Paris airport

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Suspected member of Khashoggi’s hired killer squad arrested at Paris airport

PARIS, FRANCE – A suspected member of the team that murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, Khalid Alotaibi, was arrested Tuesday at Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris, judicial and airport sources said.

Police sources told Reuters news agency France acted on a warrant issued by Turkey in 2019

French radio RTL said earlier that the person arrested was a former Saudi royal guard who was allegedly involved in the murder of Kashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018.

RTL said the name of the person arrested was Khalid Aedh Alotaibi. His name appeared in a Washington Post investigation into the alleged squad, based on passport copies and travel details.

Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi Arabian who lived in self-exile in the United States and wrote for the Washington Post, was strangled by a team of killers at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and his body was dismembered.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP, REUTERS)

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