France issues travel ban to 18 Saudi Arabia citizens, over death of journalist

Eighteen Saudi Arabia citizens linked to the murder of journalist identified as Jamal Khashoggi have been issued travel ban along side other sanctions.

This was announced by the foreign ministry in a statement and also warned that more punitive actions could follow depending on results of the current investigation.

It said : “The murder of Mr Khashoggi is a crime of extreme gravity, which moreover goes against freedom of the press and the most fundamental rights.

France asks that all light be shed on the manner in which such an act may have been committed. It expects from the Saudi authorities a transparent, detailed and exhaustive response. ”

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