Jamal Khashoggi: Outspoken journalist who pushed the boundaries of debate

Activists holding up images of journalist Jamal Khashoggi while marching in Washington last Friday. In a career that spanned close to three decades, Mr Khashoggi became one of the more prominent Saudi and Arab journalists and commentators of his gene
Activists holding up images of journalist Jamal Khashoggi while marching in Washington last Friday. In a career that spanned close to three decades, Mr Khashoggi became one of the more prominent Saudi and Arab journalists and commentators of his generation.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

In life, Mr Jamal Khashoggi was viewed as an agent provocateur. In death, it seems he has become even more so.

Since his mysterious disappearance after being recorded entering the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul but not coming out of it, the world had demanded credible answers on his fate. The Saudi government has now admitted that he died in the consulate.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 22, 2018, with the headline 'Outspoken journalist who pushed the boundaries of debate'. Print Edition | Subscribe