Saudi state media on Tuesday published staged photos of
the son of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the Saudi king
and crown prince.
The photos of Salah Khashoggi meeting Saudi King Salman
and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman come as the kingdom
admitted to Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, but claimed it was a
result of a fistfight during a rogue operation.
Crown Prince Mohammed is widely suspected of
orchestrating Khashoggi’s murder.
Khashoggi’s editor at The Washington Post said that
Saudi Arabia banned the journalist’s children from leaving the
The son of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi was
pictured with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince
Mohammad bin Salman, the man widely believed to have orchestrated
the journalist’s death.
The state-run Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday that
Khashoggi’s son, Salah Khashoggi, met the king and
crown prince in Riyadh. It’s not clear when the meeting took
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday contradicted
those claims and
said that Khashoggi’s death was a preplanned murder by Saudi
Sahel Khashoggi, another family member, was also present at the
photo op, the Saudi Press Agency reported. His relationship to
Jamal Khashoggi is not clear.
The journalist had four adult children, all of whom were
NPR reported. It is not clear whether Salah, who was pictured
with the Saudi monarchs, has US citizenship. His siblings were
neither mentioned nor pictured on Tuesday.
Karen Attiah, Khashoggi’s editor at The Washington Post,
has tweeted concern about Khashoggi’s family. She said that
Saudi Arabia had imposed a travel ban on his children to put
pressure on him for his writing.
“Days ago, the family said that they are still ‘yearn[ing]
to be together,'” she tweeted.
On Monday, Attiah also said that Salah Khashoggi is a US
dual citizen, as are two
of his siblings. The White House did not respond
to Business Insider’s request for comment regarding Salah’s
Days ago, the family said that they are still ‘yearn[ing] to be together” https://t.co/5j4i9zR5KL
— Karen Attiah (@KarenAttiah) October 22, 2018
Crown Prince Mohammed and King Salman also called Salah
Khashoggi to express their condolences over Jamal’s death,
The Guardian reported on Monday, citing Saudi
Khashoggi’s fiancée, Hatice Cengiz, was
also placed under 24-hour police protection by Turkish
authorities earlier this week. It is not clear whether she is
still under protection.