jamal khashoggi

Jamal Khashoggi

Five Saudis have now been sentenced to death for the death of Jaml Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi government, who was killed in the Saudi's embassy in Instanbul, Turkey. Another three others have also been sent to jail for the same murder.


An operation the Saudi government has tagged "rogue operation" and in the heat of the investigation has accused the Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman of knowing about the operation, something he has denied in different interviews, and in October during another interview said he took "full responsibility as a leader in Saudi Arabia, especially since it was committed by individuals working for the Saudi government".

A senior aide, Saud al-Qahtani, was sacked and investigated but was later acquitted due to insufficient evidence. Former deputy of intelligence, Chief Ahmad Asiri was also investigated, but he was acquitted due to the same lack of evidence.


jamal khashoggi

The attack on journalists in 2018 has increased, and more this has shown increase in hatred for free press, this includes an increase in verbal attack from the United States President Donald Trump and also the killing of Washington post reporter, Jamal Khashoggi, a royal insider who became a critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia.


There has been an increase of 15% above last year killing of journalists, and 63 journalists have been reported killed in 2018.The number is said to increase to 80 if media workers and citizens journalists are included in the figure. This is a report by the group, reporters without borders.

According to a PDF report released by the group, the five deadliest countries for journalists includes, United States, India and Mexico. This is the first time United States is included in this list after the killing of five employees of Capital Gazette newspaper in July.

The three most deadliest countries before now includes Syria, Afghanistan and Mexico. 

At this time, 348 journalists were being detained worldwide, compared to 2017, which was 326.  China, Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Egypt are the country with the highest number of journalists detained.