Khashoggi's killing was premeditated, says Saudi public prosecutor
The late Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks to Al-Jazeera. Image via screengrab.

The Saudi public prosecutor said that the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was premeditated, state TV al-Ekhbariya reported on Thursday.

Prosecutors are interrogating suspects on the basis of information provided by a joint Saudi-Turkish task force, the report said.

Khashoggi, 59, one of the most influential journalists in the Arab world and a fierce critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed on October 2 at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

The death of Khashoggi, a US resident and Washington Post columnist, has sparked global outrage and threatened relations between Riyadh and the USA as well as other Western nations.

For Saudi Arabia’s allies, the burning question has been whether they believe that crown prince, who has painted himself as a reformer, has any culpability in the killing, a possibility raised by several US lawmakers.

>> Watch: Saudi Arabia is becoming a one-man rule’, Khashoggi tells FRANCE 24

(FRANCE 24 with AFP and REUTERS)

Date created : 2018-10-25