After Khashoggi, another journalist is 'tortured and killed' by Saudi

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After Jamal Khashoggi, torture and death of another Saudi journalist have begun to plague the kingdom, according to reports.

Middle East Monitor, citing the New Khaleej has reported that Saudi journalist and writer Turki bin Abdul Aziz al Jasser has died after being tortured while in detention.

Citing human rights sources, the news site said Jasser was arrested and tortured to death after Saudi authorities came to the belief that he administered the Twitter account, Kashkool. It is said to have disclosed several rights violations committed by the Saudi authorities and the royal family.

 

The sources said the authorities identified Jasser as the admin through its spies in Twitter’s regional office located in Dubai. Jasser was arrested in March.

According to the sources, these spies are considered a part of the Saudi Cyber Army, which was established by Saud al Qahtani, the former aide of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who is now facing charges for the murder of Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

In a tweet, Qahtani has said that the fake names on Twitter would not protect those behind the accounts from the Saudi authorities.

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