FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 8th, 2018
Contact: Medea Benjamin | 415-235-6517 | [email protected]
What: Protest disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Where: Saudi Embassy, 601 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC
When: Wednesday, October 10, 12pm-1pm
Washington DC: The last anyone has heard from prominent Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was October 2, when he walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul to get some papers needed for his marriage. Turkish investigators have leaked what they believe happened: A 15-person hit team was sent from Saudi Arabia to Turkey to murder Khashoggi, who had been a critic of the Saudi government.
We are outraged, and will bring our demands for justice to the doors of the Saudi Embassy! Senator Chris Murphy summed it up perfectly: “If this is true — that the Saudis lured a U.S. resident into their consulate and murdered him — it should represent a fundamental break in our relationship with Saudi Arabia.”
Speakers include Medea Benjamin, author of Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the US-Saudi Connections; Ali Al Ahmed, Saudi Director of The Gulf Institute; Mohamed Ismail, Egyptians Abroad for Democracy; Dr. Samia Harris from Homeland For All, and representatives of human rights and journalist organizations.
We will have photos of Khashoggi and petitions to deliver. We will also read some of Jamal Khashoggi's writings.
The protest will be livestreamed.