Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Men suspected of murdering Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to be barred from UK, says PM Theresa May

The men suspected of murdering the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will not be allowed to enter the UK, Theresa May has said.

So far eighteen men have been arrested by the Saudi authorities in connection with the killing in Istanbul.

Mrs May told MPs if any of them had British visas, they would be revoked.

The PM said the claim the journalist had died in a fight was not credible and there was an "urgent need" to establish what had happened.

She is expected to speak to King Salman, the head of Saudi Arabia's ruling family, later.
Two senior officials have been removed from their posts after the Saudi authorities admitted that Mr Khashoggi had died during an incident in its consulate in Istanbul.

BBC     News.

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