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Jamal Khashoggi is Time magazine's 'Person of the Year'

Jamal Khashoggi on the cover of Time magazine. (Image tweeted by @time) Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 11, 2018, 07.01 PM (IST)

The murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi and other journalists have been named Time magazine's "Person of the Year". 

The other journalists include Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, a fierce critic of Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo -- currently imprisoned in Myanmar -- and the staff of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, including five members killed in a June shooting. 

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Khashoggi was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2. 

Khashoggi was getting married the following day. He had gone to the consulate to pick up paperwork related to that. 

The Saudis flew down a hit squad of 15 men to carry out the killing. Khashoggi's body was then dismembered with a bone saw and dissolved in acid. 

The Saudis denied the murder for two weeks, before finally confessing to it. 

America's CIA has since said the execution was ordered by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. 
 

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The other journalists include Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo -- currently imprisoned in Myanmar -- and the staff of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, including five members killed in a June shooting.