Amazon's Jeff Bezos tweets photo of Jamal Khashoggi memorial after Saudi hacking report

Bezos tweeted a photo of himself (above) at a memorial service for Khashoggi in Istanbul. PHOTO: TWITTER

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - Jeff Bezos remembered slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi with a simple tweet, hours after a United Nations panel accused the Saudi crown prince of possible involvement in hacking Bezos' phone.

Bezos on Wednesday (Jan 22) tweeted the hashtag #Jamal, along with a photo of himself at a memorial service for Khashoggi held in Istanbul in October.

Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident who was living in self-imposed exile in the US, was murdered in Istanbul in October 2018 by agents of the Saudi government.

He had written pieces critical of the Saudi government for The Washington Post, which Bezos owns.

Earlier on Wednesday, a UN panel accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of possible involvement in the hacking of Bezos' phone to "influence, if not silence" the newspaper's reporting on the kingdom.

The National Enquirer last year disclosed an extramarital affair between Bezos and a former television anchor in a series of reports that relied in part on intimate text messages sent by Bezos, the chief executive officer of Amazon.com.

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