Saudi Arabia’s charges against women’s rights defenders appear almost entirely related to their human rights activities, Human Rights Watch said today.
Kareem FahimHRW: Charges against Saudi women's rights activists "include contact with international journalists based in Saudi Arabia and fully accredited there, foreign diplomats, Saudi human rights activists abroad, and international human rights organizations."
Kareem FahimU.S. intercepted communications of Saudi officials discussing a plan to capture Jamal Khashoggi before he vanished. Unclear whether "Saudis intended to arrest and interrogate Khashoggi or to kill him, or if the U.S. warned Khashoggi that he was a target.”
Two people with knowledge of the probe said Turkey believes Jamal Khashoggi was killed after in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this week. Saudi officials have denied any link to Khashoggi’s disappearance.