Jamal Khashoggi Murder Case: Sons Ask Saudis to Return the Body of Their Father
Recently, the sons of the Jamal Khashoggi – a Saudi journalist who was murdered in the Saudi consulate located in Turkey on October 2 – have asked the Arabic authorities to return the body of their father to the family so that they can grieve and give him a proper burial.
“I really hope that whatever happened wasn’t painful for him, or it was quick. Or he had a peaceful death,” Abdullah Khashoggi, the son of Khashoggi told the US media.
His brother Salah also added, “all what we want right now is to bury him in Al Baqi in Medina with the rest of his family.”
“I talked about that with the Saudi authorities and I just hope that it happens soon,” he further added, revealing that he had indeed contacted the Saudi officials.
Yasin Aktay, who is an advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, revealed that his body might also have been destroyed in acid.
However, Khashoggi‘s family were not the only ones to express rage. In fact, his murder caused a worldwide outcry, with Western countries warning Saudi Arabia of consequences if the murderer is not revealed.
“I see a lot of people coming out right now and trying to claim his legacy and unfortunately some of them are using that in a political way that we totally don’t agree with. My fear is that it´s being over politicized,” Salah told the media.
He also added that his father was never opposed the authority. He believed in the monarchy and believed that it kept the country together.
Abdullah added, “there’s a lot of ups and downs…. We´re trying to get the story, bits and pieces of the story to complete the whole picture. It’s confusing and difficult.”
“It’s not a normal situation and not a normal death,” he further said.
Salah, however, emphasized with the King and said that he has faith everybody will be brought to justice.