“Would he have said the same things if the person killed had been the one he loved? How can we look forward when those who ordered the murder of Jamal Khashoggi are still unpunished and continue to seek credibility? We shouldn’t fall in love with their riches and lies,” thus losing morality. Instead, we should insist on asking for truth and justice. Only then can we truly look forward with hope and dignity”.
Hatice Cengiz, statements
With a statement released by his lawyer to the British newspaper The Telegraph, Hatice Cengiz, girlfriend of Jamal Khashoggi – a journalist critical of the Riyadh regime, killed in October 2018 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul – replied to Greg Norman. The CEO of the Arab Super League (Liv Golf) has in fact ended up in the storm for what has been declared about the killing of Khashoggi (“We have all made mistakes, we must learn from those in order not to commit others in the future”). Words that continue to be discussed and that have seen the Australian Norman, former number 1 in the world of green, end up in the crosshairs of critics.
Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi was a Saudi writer and journalist , formerly editor-in-chief of “Al-Arab News Channel” He was also an editor at the Saudi newspaper al-Waṭan (The Fatherland), turning it into a platform for progressive Saudis. Khashoggi – a journalist active in various Saudi newspapers – left Saudi Arabia in September 2017 and went into self-imposed exile. He said the Saudi Arabian government had “banned him from Twitter”, and later wrote some critical articles about the Saudi government. Khashoggi had been very critical of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman, and the king of the country, Salman of Saudi Arabia. He also opposed the Saudi military intervention in Yemen which has so far caused thousands of civilian casualties. On 2 October 2018, Khashoggi entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul to obtain documents relating to his marriage; he never left the building and was subsequently declared a missing person. Anonymous Turkish police sources claimed that he was killed and quartered inside the consulate. The Saudi government claims that Khashoggi left the consulate alive through a rear entrance, but Turkish police say no CCTV recorded him as he exited the consulate.  On October 15, an inspection of the consulate took place, carried out by Turkish officials. Turkish officials found evidence of “tampering” during the inspection and evidence that supported the claim that Khashoggi was killed. On October 19, Saudi state TV confirmed Khashoggi’s death following a “dispute” at the consulate in Istanbul. On November 16, 2018, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) concluded that Mohammad bin Salman was the instigator of Khashoggi’s murder.