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Man arrested in error over Khashoggi killing describes ‘zoo-like’ detention

Man arrested in error over Khashoggi killing describes ‘zoo-like’ detention


A Saudi nationwide who was mistakenly arrested over the homicide of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and later launched has in contrast his time in French custody with being an animal “in a zoo.”

In an interview with Saudi broadcaster Al-Ekhbariya TV, Khalid al-Otaibi stated that after his arrest in France on Tuesday, he was saved in a glass-walled room with dangerous air flow and was monitored by legislation enforcement.

They have been watching me like I used to be in a zoo,” he claimed.

Al-Otaibi, whose arrest at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport was an unlucky case of mistaken identification, added that the place of detention was so “uncomfortable” that he was not in a position to sleep. He stated the water offered to him was “undrinkable” and served “in a unclean glass,” and the usage of cell phones was prohibited.

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He was launched on Wednesday after his true identification was ascertained and he has since returned dwelling to Saudi Arabia. Al-Otaibi famous that the Saudi embassy had offered him assist and even discovered a “nice French lawyer” to cope with his case.

Saudi dissident and columnist for The Washington Submit Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered within the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2018. The assassination is broadly believed to have been ordered by the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. The royal has denied any involvement within the killing, which Riyadh has stated was carried out by a bunch of rogue brokers, who, in keeping with the nation’s statements, have since been punished.