French police arrest man in Bandage met murder of Khashoggi

BEIRUT, Lebanon — French police arrested a Saudi man on Tuesday in link with the murder of dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi, but French authorities warned that they were still verifying his identity.

A French Justice official confirmed that the man, identified as Khalid Alotaibi, 33, was arrested at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport north of Paris on the base of An international arrest order issued by Turkey, just before he would board a flight for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

A man met die name is accused of being a member of the team die Mr Khashoggi killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018.

The arrest could re-ignite international intrigue caused By the killing in a time when Saudi Arabia and its de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, want to leave the country behind and rebuild their international reputation.

a Saudi official, however, said the arrest was a case of wrong identity.

“Media messages die suggest that a person who was involved in the crime against Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi arrested in to be France false,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity per Saudi rules. “The Convicts” of the crime to be currently serve their sentence in Saudi Arabia.”

When the arrested man turns out to be the suspect, France could extradite him to Turkey to face costs there.

A Turkish trial of the suspects have moved slowly, mainly because Saudi Arabia has refused to hand over over each of the accused. When Mr. Alotaibi ends? up in the dock in Turkey, he would de first suspected of being tried in person outside of Saudi Arabia.

A Saudi court convicted five men until death and three to prison terms for the murder, but the death sentences were is replaced by prison terms after one of Khashoggi’s sons said he and his siblings pardoned the killers. But access to the trial was limited, the names of die were never convicted made public and human rights groups dismissed the trial as a sham.

It is not known of Mr Alotaibi was one of the ones die have been convicted.

Mr Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi writer and journalist, was murdered in October 2018 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to get papers die he needed to met to marry his Turkish betrothed.

Once inside he was confronted met An team of Saudi agents who tried to convince him to return to Saudi Arabia, according to a report by a United Nations expert on the killing.

When he refused, they injected him with a sedative and choked him with a plastic bag. After he died, they used what Turkish security officials say was a bone saw to cut his in to chop pieces body and deleted of the.

To be remains never been found.

The Central Intelligence Agency assessed after the killing that it was probably ordered by Prince Mohammed. In February, President Biden allowed the release of an intelligence report which concluded that Prince Mohammed had approved the plan to capture of kill Mr Khashoggi.

The Saudis have the killing a rogue operation and Prince Mohammed has denied ordering it of knew about it in deposit.

Ben Hubbard reported from Beirut, and Aurelien Breeden from Paris. Carlotta Gallo contributed reporting from Istanbul.

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