Washington Post claims children of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi are receiving blood

first_img Apr 2nd 2019, 7:59 AM Short URL Washington Post claims children of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi are receiving ‘blood money’ They are also receiving multi-million dollar homes from Saudi Arabia. Share42 Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/4572192 Image: Shutterstock/HansMusa 11 Comments By Conor McCrave Image: Shutterstock/HansMusa 31,590 Views THE CHILDREN OF murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi are receiving thousands of dollars a month from Saudi Arabia, it has been revealed. Khashoggi was murdered after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last October – a claim that was initially denied by Saudi officials.The Washington Post, where Khashoggi was a columnist, reported the children of the journalist – two sons and two daughters – are each receiving “blood money” to the tune of thousands a month from Saudi Arabia. They have also reportedly received multi-million dollar houses in the Saudi kingdom in a bid to stifle public statements from the children, the Post said. Sums of up to $10,000 per month are reported to be given to each child and said to have been approved by King Salman as part of an acknowledgment “that a big injustice has been done”. On 2 October, the well-known critic of the Saudi government who had fled the kingdom, entered the consulate and was reported to have been killed, and his body dismembered, under orders of high-ranking Saudi officials. CCTV footage emerged shortly after of him entering the building to obtain documents for a divorce arrangement but no such footage emerged of him leaving. His body was never recovered with reports at the time suggesting he was dismembered and removed in a suitcase. On 15 November, the Saudi public prosecutor admitted Khashoggi had been killed by a lethal injection while at the consulate, although any involvement in the killing by the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman, has always been denied. The Saudi government insists a rogue intelligence agent was responsible for the death of the journalist. The Post said Saudi officials deny the ongoing payments are in exchange for silence from the Khashoggi family. Tuesday 2 Apr 2019, 7:59 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more