Saudi Arabia: Investigation confirms death of Jamal Khashoggi in a fight

The Saudi Attorney General said on Friday night that the investigation confirmed the death of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi during a fight in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul.

The Attorney General said in a statement that preliminary investigations on the case of Jamal Khashoggi showed his death, and that investigations continue with the detainees in custody of the case and the number so far is 18 people, all of Saudi nationality.

The statement also said that royal court adviser Saud al-Qahtani and deputy intelligence chief Ahmed al-Assiri have been sacked from their positions.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered the restructuring of the command of the general intelligence agency under the supervision of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The agency added the order also included updating regulations, determining the agency's powers, and evaluating its methods and procedures.

It said the king ordered the formation of a ministerial committee, headed by the crown prince, to oversee the restructure. It will include the interior minister, the foreign minister, the head of the intelligence agency and the chief of homeland security. The committee, according to the King's order, should report to the King within a month. 

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Last Update: Saturday, 20 October 2018 KSA 14:23 - GMT 11:23
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