October 15, 2018 / 10:39 AM / a month ago

Saudi King orders public prosecutor to open internal investigation into Khashoggi case

FILE PHOTO: Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London Britain, September 29, 2018. Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered the public prosecutor to open an internal investigation into the Khashoggi case, a Saudi official told Reuters on Monday.

“The King has ordered the Public Prosecutor to open an internal investigation into the Khashoggi matter based on the info from the joint team in Istanbul,” the official, who is not authorized to speak publicly, said.

Reporting by Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Toby Chopra

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