By Daily Wire. Last month, a Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, reportedly went missing inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Now his fiance is requesting the help of the Trump administration to find Khashoggi.
According to The Washington Post, Khashoggi went to the consulate for “what should have been routine paperwork,” yet his fiance who waited for him outside claims he did not leave the building, despite Saudi Arabia’s claims that he did. Khashoggi reportedly closely follows the Saudi royalty and communicates with them, but has been critical in the last year. He also moved out of the kingdom after being told to no longer write or use Twitter.
“I have left my home, my family and my job, and I am raising my voice. To do otherwise would betray those who languish in prison. I can speak when so many cannot,” Khashoggi wrote in September 2017.
In an opinion piece for The Washington Post, Hatice Cengiz called on President Trump and the first lady to “help shed light on Jamal’s disappearance.” . . .
“We were in the middle of making wedding plans, life plans. After the consulate, we were going to buy appliances for our new home and set a date,” Cengiz wrote. “All we needed was a piece of paper.” (Read more from “Fiance of Missing Saudi Journalist Asks for Trump’s Help” HERE)
Please, President Trump, Shed Light on My Fiance’s Disappearance
By The Washington Post. . .On Sept. 28, Jamal visited the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul for the first time, despite being somewhat concerned that he could be in danger. Yet he noted that there was no warrant for his arrest in his native country. Although his opinions had angered certain people, he said, the tensions between himself and Saudi Arabia did not amount to hate, grudges or threats.
He was, however, increasingly worried about an unprecedented wave of arrests in his country. Yet Jamal did not think the Saudis could force him to stay at the consulate in Turkey, even if they wanted to arrest him. In other words, he did not mind walking into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul because he did not believe that something bad could happen on Turkish soil. It would be a violation of international law to harm, arrest or detain people at a diplomatic mission, he said, and noted that no such thing had ever happened in Turkey’s history. After a positive first meeting with consular staff, who welcomed him warmly and assured him that the necessary paperwork would come through, Jamal was hardly concerned ahead of his second visit. He walked into the consulate of Saudi Arabia, his native country, without doubting he would be safe there. (Read more from “Please, President Trump, Shed Light on My Fiance’s Disappearance” HERE)