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Khashoggi’s son marks Father’s Day with grief

A file photo dated May 6, 2018 shows Prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, Turkey [Omar Shagaleh / Anadolu Agency]
A file photo dated May 6, 2018 shows prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, Turkey [Omar Shagaleh / Anadolu Agency]

Son of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi marked the Father’s Day with a very short but meaningful tweet on Sunday.

Salah Khashoggi tweeted at his father saying “Happy Father’s Day”.

His father, Khashoggi, a journalist and columnist for the Washington Post, was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has been accused of ordering his murder. In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper this weekend the heir to the throne said Khashoggi’s killing was “a very painful crime”.

The kingdom, he continued, has taken all “the necessary steps to hold all those involved in this crime accountable.”

Father’s Day is celebrated across the world on the third Sunday of June to celebrate fathers and fatherhood as well as to mark paternal bonds and the influence of fathers in society.

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