'Tyrants eventually pay for their sins': Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee warns Saudi prince in New York Times editorial
Saudi Arabia hit out at accusations Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside its Istanbul consulate (AFP/File / MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH)

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was disappeared and apparently killed inside the Saudi Arabian consulate on the orders of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, wrote an editorial for the New York Times in which she warned the prince that his time will come.

"Jamal was a patriot. When people referred to him as a dissident, he would reject that definition," she writes.

Khashoggi considered himself "an independent journalist using his pen for the good of his country," she said.

She also writes that while Khashoggi feared what the prince, known as MBS, was capable of, he was not fearful as he went to the consulate.

"On our way there, we made plans for the rest of the day. We were going to browse appliances for our new home and meet with our friends and family members over dinner. When we arrived at the consulate, he went right in. He told me to alert the Turkish authorities if I did not hear from him soon," she writes.

Cengiz closes with a warning that silencing Khashoggi won't work.

"His voice and his ideas will reverberate, from Turkey to Saudi Arabia, and across the world," she writes. "Oppression never lasts forever. Tyrants eventually pay for their sins."

Read the full editorial here.