Suspect of Khashoggi murder Saudi Khaled al-Otaibi arrested
French police arrested a suspect from the team that assassinated Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul in 2018.
French media reported the arrest of Khaled al-Otaibi, one of the Saudis suspected of killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
French media said that al-Otaibi was preparing to leave from Charles de Gaulle airport while he was preparing to head to Riyadh, noting that al-Otaibi was wanted by the Interpol after Turkey issued an arrest warrant against him for an assassination charge.
This decision came after French President Emmanuel Macron met a few days ago in Jeddah with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to discuss the issue of ensuring "stability" in the Gulf, as well as the situation in Lebanon.
A day earlier, Amnesty International Secretary-General Agnes Callamard deplored the meeting between French President Emmanuel Macron and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the sponsor of the 2018 assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
It is also worth noting that last year a court issued a final ruling in the case of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, which included the imprisonment of eight convicts for periods ranging from 7 to 20 years.
These sentences were issued, four months after the Khashoggi family pardoned his killers, which resulted in the non-implementation of the death sentences.
The court ruled the execution of five convicts, at an earlier stage of the trial, claiming that the murder was not pre-structure but was "instantaneous".