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The Endowment for Middle East Truth invites you to:
“The Disappearance and Probable Murder of Jamal Khashoggi”
Call-In Number (712) 432-0075
Participant Code: 397784
Recently, Jamal Khashoggi, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and a resident of the U.S., walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, intending to get paperwork that would allow him to marry his Turkish fiancée. He hasn’t been seen in public since. Khashoggi was a former Saudi royal insider who became a critic of the current Saudi leadership, especially Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. In the U.S., Khashoggi became a columnist for the Washington Post.
Saudi Arabia has claimed that Khashoggi left the consulate unharmed. However, Turkish authorities claim they have audio and visual evidence that shows Jamal Khashoggi was tortured and killed inside the consulate in Istanbul. According to CNN, a foreign intelligence service has found the nature of the evidence, which was provided in a briefing from Turkish officials, to be “shocking and disgusting.” The Washington Post has reported of that evidence that “You can hear how he was interrogated, tortured and then murdered.”
EMET has brought in a recognized expert, Dr. Ali H. Alyami, on the Saudi regime to discuss this situation in more detail.
About Ali H. Alyami
Ali Alyami is the executive director of the Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia and a scholar on the Middle East. Ali Alyami was born and raised in Saudi Arabia. In 1967, he emigrated to the United States. He received an M.A. from California State University, Los Angeles and a PhD from the Claremont Graduate University.
He has worked for the Arab Organization for Human Rights in Cairo, Egypt, the Saudi Institute in Washington, DC, and the American Friends Service Committee in San Francisco. In 2004, he founded the Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia.