Turki bin Abdul Aziz al-Jasser
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In Saudi Arabia, in prison tortured to death of journalist and blogger Turki bin Abdul Aziz al-Jasser. His death was announced by human rights activists.
Al-Jasser suspected that he was driving Kashkool microblog Twitter, which reported on human rights violations by the government of Saudi Arabia and members of the Royal family. Al-Jasser, who was involved in online journalism, being in Dubai, calculated by agents of Saudi intelligence, who worked in the regional office Twitter. Objectionable bloggers seized in March in Dubai (UAE) and brought to Saudi Arabia, where he was put in jail, writes Middle East Monitor.
According to informed sources who participated in the capture of al-Jazzera agents serve division Saudi “cyberarmies” created by a former assistant crown Prince Saud al-Qahtani. In one of the “tweets” al-Qahtani warned that opponents of the regime will not be able to remain anonymous if you are using network aliases on Twitter.
The beating of the journalist al-Jasseron happened a month after the murder of another opposition Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who worked as a columnist for The Washington Post, writes “Корреспондент.net”. Journalist disappeared after the October 2, entered the territory of the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul with the intention to obtain the documents required for registration of marriage with a citizen of Turkey. After a few days, the Turkish police launched an investigation into his disappearance.
Turkish television showed the CCTV footage, which shows how Khashoggi comes to the Consulate for photo and video also came the arrival in Turkey of the alleged “kill squad” of the journalist of 15 people, of which I think the staff of Saudi intelligence. According to media reports, the squad arrived in Istanbul a few hours before the disappearance of Khashoggi and departed shortly after him, while the team was Colonel of Saudi intelligence Maher Mutrib, as well as a pathologist.
The Turkish press wrote that Khashoggi was interrogated and tortured, and then brutally murdered. It was reported that the last hours of his life signed up for the Apple Watch, which the journalist in advance transferred to the record mode and synchronized with my iPhone, left the bride.
In addition, in the course of many hours of searches in the Consulate General on October 15-16, the Turkish forensics team found more evidence of the death of the journalist. The Turkish authorities considered that Khashoggi was killed in the building of the diplomatic mission and dismembered, and his remains were taken in a dark van.
23 Oct press, citing the head of the Turkish party Vatan Dogu Perincek said that the fragments of the body of Khashoggi found in a well in the grounds of the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul. And on 1 November, the Turkish media reported that the body Khashoggi was destroyed in the acid.
Oct 20, Saudi authorities after a long silence admitted that the journalist “accidentally killed” during the fighting in the Consulate General. The attorney General of Saudi Arabia Sheikh Saud al-Muaddib said that under investigation are 18 citizens of the Kingdom, but their identities were not disclosed. He also announced the dismissal of Advisor to the crown Prince of Saudi Arabia General Ahmed Asiri, who held a high post in intelligence of the Kingdom, and adviser to the Royal Chancellery in the rank of Minister Saud al-Qahtani.
On 29 October, published in UK newspaper The Daily Express reported that the British electronic intelligence service learned of the impending Saudi Arabia, the kidnapping of opposition journalist Jamal Khashoggi three weeks before his murder. The intelligence source told the publication that the order came from a member of the Royal family, but not from the heir to the throne Prince Mohammed bin Salman. It is not known whether he was aware of these plans.
The reason for the attack on the journalist was that Khashoggi had intended to publish data on the use by Saudi Arabia of chemical weapons in Yemen. The plan called for as the kidnapping of a journalist and the “other variants” of the massacre, it was reported in the publication.