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Saudi Arabia Refuses To Extradite Suspects In Khashoggi Killing

It's been more than two months since the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Posted at 12:23 PM, Dec 10, 2018

Saudi Arabia does not plan to extradite suspects held in connection with the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. 

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told reporters on Sunday, "We don't extradite our citizens."

Earlier this month, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan demanded two suspects, a former Saudi intelligence chief and a royal adviser, be extradited for trial in Turkey.

Erdoğan has said Khashoggi's killing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul was ordered at the highest level. He said the suspects should be tried in his country "in order to eliminate any question marks that the international community may have."

But al-Jubeir claims Turkey has failed to cooperate with Saudi Arabia's investigation by not handing over evidence "in the manner that it should have been received."