Fast facts about Jamal Khashoggi – CNN

Although the CIA has concluded that the crown prince personally ordered the assassination of Khashoggi, US President Donald Trump failed to take decisive action against Saudi Arabia, a key US ally, or its crown prince, despite domestic and international pressure.

Place of Birth: Medina, Saudi Arabia

Name at birth: Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi

Wedding: Hanan Elatr; Rawiya al-Tunisi (divorced); two other previous marriages

Children: with Tunisia: Salah, Abdullah, Noha, Razan Jamal

Education: Indiana State University, Bachelor of Business Administration, 1983

Other facts

Khashoggi is pronounced ha-SHug-ji (with a soft J) or ha-SHUK-ji (both correct).

Known for his interviews with Osama bin Laden, mastermind September 11 attacks, in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
His cousin was Dodi Fayed, an Egyptian film producer and boyfriend. Princess Diana. Fayed and Diana died in a car accident in Paris in 1997.

Khashoggi’s uncle was billionaire arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi involved in the Iran-Contra scandal.


1999-2003 – Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Arab News.

2003- The editor of the daily Al-Watan was fired within two months after publishing criticisms of the conservative Wahhabi religious establishment in Saudi Arabia.

2003-2007 – Works as a media adviser to Prince Turki al-Faisal, the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the UK and later to the US.

June 2010 – Appointed by Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal to lead the new 24-hour Al-Arab news channel.

February 1, 2015 – Al Arab is launched from Manama, Bahrain. The government orders it shut down after less than 11 hours on air following an interview with an opposition leader.

End of 2016 – Khashoggi said the Saudi government banned him from Twitter and pressured Al-Khayat to shut down his column after he warned against supporting Trump.

September 2017 – After leaving Saudi Arabia and settling in McLean, Virginia, Khashoggi became a Washington Post columnist. In his first column, he explains that he and several others voluntarily went into exile because they were afraid of being arrested in Saudi Arabia.

October 3, 2018 – Turkish officials say Khashoggi is still at the consulate, but the Saudi government claims he left the consulate after his visit. Bin Salman says in an interview that he will allow Turkey to search the consulate as “we have nothing to hide.”

October 9, 2018 – A senior Turkish official claims that the highest levels of the Saudi royal court ordered the assassination of Khashoggi. The following day, a Saudi spokesman said the kingdom “categorically” denied “any involvement in Jamal’s disappearance.”

October 11, 2018 – The Washington Post reports for the first time that the Turkish government has notified US officials that it has audio and video footage proving Khashoggi was killed at the consulate.

October 15, 2018 – Turkish officials granted access to search the consulate; no news about the evidence is released. After a phone call in which King Salman offered a “categorical denial” of involvement, Trump suggests ‘rogue killers’ may be behind Khashoggi’s disappearance.
October 22, 2018 – Surveillance footage has been released showing a member of the group of 15 suspecting Khashoggi of the death. According to a senior Turkish official, he dressed up as Khashoggi and moved around Istanbul on the day of the journalist’s murder.
October 25, 2018 – The Saudi Attorney General said Khashoggi’s murder was premeditated.which marks a further significant shift in the Saudi version of events.
November 15, 2018 – This is reported by the Prosecutor’s Office of Saudi Arabia. additional details of Khashoggi’s death. After a physical altercation, he was given a lethal dose of a sedative. According to the Saudi prosecutor’s office, his body was then dismembered. A total of 11 people have been charged, five are facing capital punishment for their direct participation in “ordering and executing the crime.” On the same day, the United States announces sanctions against 17 Saudi Arabian government officials, not counting bin Salman. Later this example was followed by Canada, France and Great Britain.

November 20, 2018 – In a statement addressing the controversy surrounding the deaths of bin Salman and Khashoggi, Trump said: “Our intelligence agencies continue to evaluate all the information, but it is possible that the crown prince knew about this tragic event – maybe he knew, maybe he did not know.” . t!”

December 9, 2018 – According to a source briefed on the investigation, Khashoggi’s last words were “I can not breathe.” A source who read a translated transcript of an audio recording of Khashoggi’s final moments said it was clear that the Oct. 2 murder was not a failed extradition attempt, but the execution of a premeditated plan to kill the journalist.
December 11, 2018 – Time magazine selects The Watchmen, a group of journalists that includes Khashoggi. Person of the Year.
December 13, 2018 – The US Senate passed a resolution condemning bin Salman for the murder of Khashoggi. but the Trump administration avoids blaming it.
January 14, 2019 – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells Saudi king and crown prince that Khashoggi’s killers should “be responsible”. During the Middle East tour in Riyadh, Pompeo said he discussed human rights with the king and the crown prince, as well as the “investigative process and trial” of Khashoggi’s murder, Pompeo said.
June 19, 2019 – BUT United Nations the investigator publishes a report stating that credible evidence that the Crown Prince is responsible for the death of Khashoggi. Saudi foreign minister later says the report is “wrong”.
September 29, 2019 – CBS is releasing an episode of ’60 Minutes’ which features an interview with bin Salman. During the interview The crown prince denies any personal involvement in Khashoggi’s death, but says he takes responsibility for the tragedy as the leader of Saudi Arabia.
October 1, 2019 – CNN receives the petition from two Washington lawyers who approached the prosecutor from International Criminal Court push for an investigation into bin Salman’s alleged role in Khashoggi’s death.
December 23, 2019 This was stated by Deputy Prosecutor of Saudi Arabia Shaalan al-Shaalan. Saudi Arabia sentences five people to death for killing Khashoggi.
May 22, 2020 – Khashoggi kids publicly forgive father’s killers deliverance of five government agents from the death penalty. Under Saudi Arabian law, a pardon from a family member of a murder victim serves as a legal reprieve.
September 7, 2020 – Saudi Arabia issues ‘final verdict’ on eight suspects in Khashoggi murderThis was reported by the state agency of Saudi Arabia, citing a representative of the prosecutor’s office. Five defendants who escaped the death penalty were sentenced to 20 years in prison, one defendant to 10 years, and two others to seven years in prison. Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings, who is leading an independent investigation into the murder, calls the sentences “a travesty of justice.”
April 7, 2022 – A Turkish court ruled that trial in absentia of 26 suspects accused of killing Khashoggi could be transferred to Saudi Arabia, which could effectively end the case.