Journalist Jamal Kashoggi Murder Report Released to the Public
By: Alexandra Smith 3/5/21
Photo Courtesy: Getty Images/Chris McGrath
After almost two years, the Biden Administration decided to finally release the classified report about Jamal Kashoggi, a Saudi Arabian journalist who died October 2, 2018.
Kashoggi was known for writing criticisms about the Saudi Arabian royal family in the Washington Post, making him a target to the family.
The report is only three pages in length and goes into detail about Saudi Arabian prince Mohammod Bin Salaman’s possible organization of the killing of Koshoggi. Salaman has continued to deny any involvement in the murder, but much public criticism continues to arise as many believe the United States government is not holding the prince accountable.
Eleven unnamed suspects were taken to court after the murder of Kashoggi, five were found guilty and sentenced to death, three were found guilty and given 24 years in prison, and three were found not guilty.
The United States and Saudi Arabia have been allies for many decades and officials have worried that this possible investigation could strain that relationship. Even with the possible threat to the relationship, White House Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, assures: “We are going to hold them accountable on the global stage and in with direct actions.”