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Twitter removes the account of one of the main suspects of the murder of Jashogi

September 20, 2019

DUBAI, Sep. 20 (Reuters / EP) –

The social network Twitter has removed this Friday the official profile of the Saudi advisor Saud al Qahtani, almost a year after he was stopped due to his alleged connection with the murder of journalist Yamal Jashogi at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul.

Saud al Qahtani, prince of the Saudi royal family, was one of the main collaborators of the main heir, Mohamed bin Salmán, whom the US CIA and other countries consider responsible for ordering the murder of the journalist, critical of the monarchy.

The Saudi Prosecutor's Office accused Al Qahtani of coordinating the operation with the 'number two' of the secret services, Ahmed al Asiri, who allegedly ordered the repatriation of Jashogi. In particular, he considers that he met with the material perpetrators of the murder before they traveled to Istanbul, where they were to initially comply with an arrest warrant.

Sources from the secret services of the region then assured Reuters that Al Qahtani was the one who oversaw the murder and dismemberment of the journalist giving orders via Skype to a team of secret services agents and Saudi security forces displaced to Istanbul.