Full Text: Saudi Arabia Public Prosecution’s Briefing on the Investigation Results into the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi

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Saudi Arabia's Public Prosecution released a briefing on the investigation into the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul. Below is the full text of the briefing, emailed by the Saudi Embassy in Washington, D.C.

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