Top News
news_img 'The only way sometimes is over the top': Inside NFL players' art of hurdling defenders  ||   news_img NFL Week 11 winners, losers: Cowboys save their season, Jaguars are major disappointment  ||   news_img Red alert after Guatemala volcano erupts again, 200 flee  ||   news_img Budgets, family drama and stuff: How do you manage holiday gift-giving?  ||   news_img Chef and television star Curtis Stone talks food, family and truffles  ||   news_img Donald Trump must bust Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google monopolies like Teddy Roosevelt.  ||   news_img Will direct states to implement draft witness protection scheme: SC  ||   news_img Rahul Gandhi sends Israeli banana saplings for Amethi farmers  ||   news_img Nissan chairman fired after company investigation showed he falsified his income 'over many years'  ||   news_img AP Top Stories November 19 A  ||   news_img Sri Lanka parliament adjourned after just five minutes  ||   news_img Rain could hinder search for victims of California wildfire  ||   news_img Delhi court refuses to restrain Subramanian Swamy from tweeting about National Herald case  ||   news_img Taliban confirms talks with US officials on Afghan conflict  ||   news_img Purohit to get copy of photos, videos of Malegaon blast site  ||   news_img Amritsar attack a clear case of terrorism, says Amarinder Singh  ||   news_img Israel avoids early elections as coalition is kept intact  ||   news_img Police probing social media accounts propagating videos of 'executions' by terrorists: Kashmir IGP SP Pani  ||   news_img Senator Kamala Harris campaigns in Mississippi  ||   news_img PM Modi pays tribute to Rani Lakshmibai on her birth anniversary  ||            

Khashoggis Sons Appeal For Return Of His Body
By satya sruthi On 04 Nov, 2018  


Washington: The sons of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Sunday issued an appeal for the return of their father's body and said they wanted to return to Saudi Arabia to bury him.

In an interview with CNN, Salah and Abdullah Khashoggi said that without their father's body, their family is unable to grieve and deal with the emotional burden of their father's death.

"It's not a normal situation, it's not a normal death at all. All what we want right now is to bury him in Al-Baqi (cemetery) in Medina (Saudi Arabia) with the rest of his family," Salah Khashoggi said.
"I talked about that with the Saudi authorities and I just hope that it happens soon."

Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist critical of the Saudi government and its de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

Saudi authorities have admitted that Khashoggi was murdered in a premeditated action, revising previous statements that his death was unintended. Turkish officials and some U.S. lawmakers have said that Crown Prince Mohammed ordered the murder, an allegation that Riyadh denies.

Khashoggi's body has not been recovered and Saudi authorities are conducting an official investigation.

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, an international businessman, said on Sunday that the probe will exonerate the country's leader.

Salah Khashoggi on October 24 met in Riyadh with the crown prince and King Salman to receive condolences along with other Khashoggi family members. Salah departed for Washington a day later, and his CNN interview was his first public comments since then.

He said King Salman assured him that those involved in Jamal Khashoggi's murder would be brought to justice.

"We just need to make sure that he rests in peace," Salah Khashoggi said of his father. "Until now, I still can't believe that he's dead. It's not sinking in with me emotionally," he said, adding that there has been a lot of "misinformation" about the circumstances of the death.

Salah said that charges that his father was a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood organization were not true.

Asked how Khashoggi should be remembered, Salah replied, "As a moderate man who has common values with everyone ... a man who loved his country, who believed so much in it and its potential."

"Jamal was never a dissident. He believed in the monarchy, that it is the thing that is keeping the country together. And he believed in the transformation that it is going through."



Submit your comment

About Us Terms & Conditions Disclaimer
Advertise Contact
register and win

NRIS.COM is one of the premier NRI website that provides a range of resourceful services to Indian expats residing in the USA. Visiting the site you will find comprehensive information related to restaurants, casinos, pubs, temples, carpool, movies, education, real estate, and forums. The simple and easy to navigate format allows NRIs to gain information within a fraction of a second. Moreover, advertising through its column of Indian free classifieds in USA allow businesses to improve visibility of their brand.

National NRI's Chat (0 Users Online)