Khashoggi, and MBS’s overlooked human rights abuses

Days after the second anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi’s death, The Take is exploring MBS’s global rise to power.

People hold posters of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, near the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, marking the two-year anniversary of his death, Friday, October 2, 2020. The gathering was held outside the consulate building [AP Photo/Emrah Gurel]

A flurry of condemnations, proposed sanctions, and canceled arms deals against Saudi Arabia followed Jamal Khashoggi’s death on October 2, 2018. But in the two years since, most countries have resumed normal relations with the kingdom.

Days after the second anniversary of the journalist’s murder, we are exploring Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s rise to power in the country, and on the global stage.

In this episode:

Bradley Hope and Justin Scheck, co-authors of Blood and Oil: Mohammad Bin Salman’s Ruthless Quest for Global Power.

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The team:

Priyanka Tilve produced this episode with Amy Walters, Abigail Ony Nwaohuocha, Dina Kesbeh, Negin Owliaei, Alexandra Locke, Ney Alvarez, and Malika Bilal.

Alex Roldan is The Take’s sound designer. Natalia Aldana is the engagement producer. Stacey Samuel is The Take‘s executive producer, and Graelyn Brashear is Al Jazeera’s head of audio.

Special thanks to Patty Sabga.

Source: Al Jazeera