Jamal Khashoggi sons are Abdullah Khashoggi (left), Salah Khashoggi (right)

Salah Khashoggi and Abdullah Khashoggi, the sons of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi have asked Saudi authorities to return the body of their father so the family can properly grieve. Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul by a team sent from Riyadh on October 2, a murder Turkey’s president said was ordered from “the highest levels” of Saudi Arabia’s government.

Abdullah Khashoggi:
“I really hope that whatever happened wasn’t painful for him, or it was quick. Or he had a peaceful death. There’s a lot of ups and downs….

We’re trying to get the story — bits and pieces of the story to complete the whole picture. It’s confusing and difficult. It’s not a normal situation and not a normal death.”

Abdullah’s brother Salah Khashoggi:
“All what we want right now is to bury him in Al Baqi in Medina with the rest of his family. I talked about that with the Saudi authorities and I just hope that it happens soon.

I see a lot of people coming out right now and trying to claim his legacy and unfortunately some of them are using that in a political way that we totally don’t agree with.

My fear is that it’s being over politicized.

Jamal was never a dissident. He believed in the monarchy, that it is the thing that is keeping the country together.

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