Khaled Aedh Al-Otaibi Wiki – Khaled Aedh Al-Otaibi Biography
Khaled Aedh al-Otaibi, who was in the Istanbul consulate on Khashoggi’s murder, was held at Charles de Gaulle airport.
He is one of the Saudi men suspected of killing Jamal Khashoggi, who was arrested in France on Tuesday, according to French radio station RTL.
A former member of the royal guard in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on the day of Khashoggi’s murder, 2 October 2018, Otaibi was reportedly arrested at Charles de Gaulle airport on Tuesday morning as he was about to fly to Saudi Arabia.
He is 33 years old.
Khashoggi, a Middle East Eye and Washington Post columnist, was killed in the consulate after entering the premises to obtain paperwork for his planned marriage to his Turkish fiancee, Hatice Cengiz. His remains are yet to be found.
A Turkish court is currently trying 26 Saudis in absentia for involvement in Khashoggi’s murder. The next hearing is set for 24 February 2022.
Khaled Aedh Al-Otaibi Arrested
French police have arrested a former member of the Saudi royal guard who has also served as a personal security officer for the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for his suspected involvement in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Khalid Aedh al-Otaibi was taken into custody at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport as he was about to take a plane to the Saudi capital, Riyadh.
The arrest marks the first time any individual accused by international experts of participating in the horrible state-sponsored execution of the Washington Post columnist has been arrested outside of Saudi Arabia.
Otaibi, 33, has been named one of the “commando” groups in the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, where Khashoggi was killed on 2 October 2018. He was on the Interpol red list after Turkey issued an arrest warrant. According to French radio RTL, he was travelling under his real name, which broke the story.