Jamal Khashoggi: Murder in the Saudi Consulate

Jul 31, 2023 | Crime, Videos

On October 2nd, 2018, the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi shocked the world. A prominent critic of the Saudi government, he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain documents for his marriage to his fiancée, Hatice Cengiz. Unfortunately, he never left the building and remains missing to this day.

Khashoggi’s disappearance has drawn significant international attention from a variety of countries who have condemned it and called for a full investigation into what happened. As an outspoken critic of the Saudi government, Khashoggi sought asylum before deciding to flee his home country and become a rallying point of information between states.

The documentary ‘The Dissident’, recently released on streaming services, examines the events leading up to Khashoggi’s disappearance and looks at the potential ramifications for those involved. Featuring interviews with close associates as well as Hatice Cengiz herself; The Dissident provides an intimate look at one of 2018’s most tragic stories.

This harrowing documentary is not only an important reminder of freedom of speech and its political implications but also serves as a memorial for Jamal Khashoggi who paid dearly for speaking his mind. We encourage viewers to watch this documentary and pay their respects to Jamal Khashoggi who will never be forgotten by those whose lives he touched during his short life.

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