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World has been slow to wake up to Saudi depravity
It’s reassuring to see that the Western world still has the capacity to be outraged at the abuse of human rights. Specifically, a government that appears to have murdered a journalist.
- Peter Hartcher
- Brisbane Times
The Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi walked into a Saudi consulate in Turkey two weeks ago. He was a critic of the Saudi dictator and living outside his home country for his safety.
By setting foot in a Saudi diplomatic property to pick up marriage papers he was putting himself at risk.
The risk seems to have been fatal.
The government of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stands accused of ordering the…