The family of Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Jasser is alleging that the jouranalist was tortured to death by the Saudi government just as the government is dealing with an investigation into the murder of Washington Post Journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate.The Saudi government was allegedly seeking proof that Al-Jasser ran a Twitter account called Kashkool, which exposed human rights violations by officials and the royals. The irony is of course crushing that the Saudis would torture a journalist to try to discover who is accusing it of human rights violations.
The investigation was managed by Saud al-Qahtani, the notorious aide to Crown Prince Mohammad who was also involved in the murder of Khashoggi.
The pathetic and transparent lies told by the Saudi government after Khashoggi’s murder continue to undermine any credibility of the government in claiming to want to discover the truth about what happened. Now, the death of al-Jasser highlights the continue authoritarian abuses of the regime and its suppression of journalists in the Kingdom.