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Son Of Murdered Journalist, Khashoggi Flees Saudi Arabia

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Afraid for his life, son of murdered Saudi journalist, Salah Khashoggi has fled the country after his father’s death.

Salah Khashoggi

Salah, the son of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and his family have left the Gulf kingdom after the government lifted a travel ban, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday, according to a report by AFP.

“Salah and his family are on a plane to (Washington) DC now,” Sarah Leah Whitson, HRW’s executive director for the Middle East and North Africa, told AFP.

Meanwhile, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke to Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman on Wednesday, and the two discussed the steps needed to bring to light all aspects of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a presidential source said.

Jamal, a Washington Post columnist and a U.S. resident, disappeared three weeks ago after a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Riyadh, which initially denied knowledge of his whereabouts, has since said he died in a “fistfight.”

It later blamed Khashoggi’s death on a “rogue operation.”

The journalist was a critic of the crown prince, the kingdom’s de facto ruler.

Erdogan has said Turkey will not let the killers escape justice, no matter how highly placed they are.

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