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Wed Dec 8, 2021, 10:19 AM

French authorities release man accused of killing Khashoggi, blame mistaken identity

Source: The Hill

French authorities on Wednesday released the man detained the previous day for his suspected involvement in the 2018 killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi after determining the arrest had been a case of mistaken identity.

The Paris prosecutor’s office said the man believed to be Saudi citizen Khaled Aedh Al-Otaibi, 33, one of the 26 Saudi nationals wanted in connection to the killing of Khashoggi, had been released from detention following “thorough checks,” according to The Washington Post.

French authorities on Tuesday had arrested the man at Charles de Gaulle airport, where he was scheduled to board a flight back to Riyadh. Authorities said they were detaining him on an unsettled Turkish arrest warrant, according to the Post.

Nearly 30 hours later, however, the man was released.


Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/international/584865-french-authorities-release-man-accused-of-killing-khashoggi-blame

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Wed Dec 8, 2021, 10:29 AM

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