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Funeral prayer held for Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia

Jamal Khashoggis son, Salah, attends funeral prayers for his father in Medina on 16 November 2018 [Twitter]

A funeral prayer in absentia was held for slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at Al-Masjid an-Nabawi in Medina this morning.

The prayer was offered at dawn with the participation of Salah Khashoggi, son of the Washington Post columnist.

According to a statement released by Salah Khashoggi yesterday, another prayer will be held in Mecca following Friday prayers today.

The family will accept condolences at their residence in Jeddah from today to Sunday.

Also, a prayer will be held for the journalist in Istanbul today.

Khashoggi was killed 2 October inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

Saudi FM: Khashoggi’s murder ‘big mistake’

After weeks of denying any involvement in the crime, Saudi Arabia later admitted that Khashoggi had been killed inside the consulate but claimed the Saudi royal family had no prior knowledge of any plot to murder him.

His body has yet to be returned to his family amid reports that it was dissolved in acid.

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