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Saudi Arabia does not want to extradite suspects

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In the case of the murdered government critic Jamal Khashoggi hasSaudi Arabia denied extradition by two senior officials. „We do not deliver our citizens,“ said Foreign Minister Adel al-Dschubair the transmitter Al-Arabija online . Therefore, the Saudi government will not transfer the wanted to Turkey as requested.

Thus, Saudi Arabia opposed the decision of the Attorney GeneralIstanbul . On the previous day, she had issued arrest warrants for two officials from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: close associate Saud al-Kahtani and former secret service vice-president Ahmed al-Asiri. Both were allegedly involved in the killing of journalist Khashoggi.

The Turkish news agency Anadolu has allegedly accused the officials of intentional murder and torture. The arrest warrants were rated by experts, however, rather as a political lever against Saudi Arabia. However, the legal procedure is less promising.

Khashoggi was killed on October 2 at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul . The Turkish authorities blame a murder squad traveling from Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Crown Prince is suspected of commissioning or at least knowing about the crime.

The Saudi leadership had confessed to the assassination after weeks of international pressure, but excluded any assurances or participation in the crime. Agents from Saudi Arabia acted arbitrarily and killed the journalists, it said.