Global Thread

All eyes at Erdogan Address, revelation expected about Khashoggi demise plan

  • Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October to pick up documents he needed for his forthcoming marriage 
  •  After initally denying it had anything to do with his disappearance, Riyadh said he was killed accidentally in a fist fight with officials, his body rolled up in a rug and disposed of by a “local collaborator”
    • The website for the Future Investment Initiative was hacked on Monday 
    • Hackers posted a picture showing Saudi Crown Prince as an ISIS executioner
    • It comes after numerous executives and officials dropped out of the summit
    • Dubbed ‘Davos in the desert,’ the summit is due to begin in Riyadh on Tuesday 

    The website for Saudi Arabia‘s ‘Davos in the desert’ summit was hacked on Monday to show Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as an ISIS executioner preparing to behead Jamal Khashoggi.

    The summit, due to begin in Riyadh on Tuesday, has been overshadowed by growing global outrage over the murder of Khashoggi inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul earlier this month.

    A wave of corporate giants and policymakers have distanced themselves from the Future Investment Initiative over the killing of the dissident journalist.

    Dozens of executives – from bankers JP Morgan to carmaker Ford and ride-hailing app Uber – scrapped plans to attend, prompting organisers to take down a list of speakers from its website.

    Now, in further embarrassment to the regime, the summit’s website was infiltrated by hackers accusing the regime of financing terrorism on Monday.

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