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Today at 1:14 pm EDT: CPJ joins @DAWNmenaorg and other partner organizations at a ceremony to rename the street outside the @SaudiEmbassyUSA in Washington D.C. as #KhashoggiWay.

Livestream: facebook.com/events/5500890…

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On Oct 2, 2018, Washington Post columnist and U.S. resident #JamalKhashoggi was brutally murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Today, CPJ and partner organizations are renaming the street outside @SaudiEmbassyUSA in Washington DC as #KhashoggiWay.

President @JoeBiden’s planned meeting with Israeli, Saudi, and Egyptian leaders next month runs the risk of a return to business as usual

@POTUS should not normalize the killing and jailing of journalists

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@WhiteHouse @PressSec @SecBlinken @StateDeptSpox Image
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The NY Times, which has been thundering against Putin, sagely advises its readers that Biden's planned trip to Saudi Arabia "represents the triumph of realpolitik over moral outrage, according to foreign policy experts." No doubt. 1/ #UkraineRussianWar
But there may be a deeply moral purpose behind the trip. Biden will, if time allows, take the opportunity to ask Sultan Mohammed bin Salman where his killers disposed of the dismembered corpse of poor Washington Post columnist #JamalKhashoggi. 2/
Biden's trip to Saudi Arabia exposes the hypocrisy of the imperialist war against Russia. On March 12, the blood-drenched Saudi regime executed 81 civilian dissidents. 3/
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It’s been three years since #JamalKhashoggi was brutally murdered by Saudi Arabia and Muhammad Bin Salman.

There is no body to bury for loved ones to grieve.

There is no justice.

And there is no forgetting.
Right after Jamal Khashoggi’s death was announced, I was on Al Jazeera to talk about the geopolitical ramifications, especially for the US-KSA ‘special relationship.’

Little surprise to anyone, my pessimism about accountability was…well-founded.

Forgive the incoherence in that interview (it was 3 am), yet my larger point stands.

Jamal Khashoggi’s barbaric execution by Saudi Arabia proves the lie of ‘Mohammed Bin Salman the reformer,’ and—

— underscores the utterly vulgar hypocrisy of US alliances and foreign policy.
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1/. “I am raising my voice. To do otherwise would betray those who languish in prison. I can speak when so many cannot.”

This Saturday marks 3 years since @washingtonpost journalist, #JamalKhashoggi, was murdered in the #SaudiArabia consulate in Istanbul.
2/. Three years on, Jamal’s fiancée @mercan_resifi & the world are still awaiting justice

US Intelligence publicly accused the Saudi crown prince of ordering the murderous attack on #JamalKhashoggi

And yet @JoeBiden has taken no direct action against the prince or #SaudiArabia Image
3/. To mark the 3rd anniversary of
#JamalKhashoggi’s murder:

TODAY: @DAWNmenaorg’s virtual event with @AgnesCallamard, @NihadAwad, @GerryConnolly, @TawakkolKarman etc

TMW: Protest outside #Saudi embassy, Washington with @codepink

TMW: Vigil with @mercan_resifi & @freedomfirst ImageImageImageImage
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MbS déclare qu’il est permis et autorisé par « la tradition religieuse, de faire assassiner tous les opposants ». MbS a notamment fait tuer et dissoudre le corps d’un journaliste dans une ambassade et persécute les dissidents à l’étranger. #ArabieSaoudite #JamalKhashoggi
3 semaines avant l’assassinat de Jamal Khashoggi, un journal officiel saoudien publiait une fatwa d'al-Fouzan , un des sbires de MbS , incitant le régime à tuer des dissidents ( pour les légitimer) .
(fatwa et date ici 👇)
Macron refuse toujours de sanctionner MBs , comptant toujours sur les ventes d’armes. Il prétendait attendre « des faits établis » pour des sanctions: les faits ont été largement établis depuis par pls enquêtes de l’ONU et de la CIA etc . Mais Macron n’a jamais réagit depuis.
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Twittere jetzt gleich für euch Live am Stream zum Thema #JulianAssange. Schaut selbst oder wartete auf den Artikel im @ndaktuell. Via Youtube:
Nach den einleitenden Worten spricht nun @NilsMelzer, der UN Berichterstatter über Folter. Leider springt der Ton und zwischenzeitlich ist die französische Übersetzung drauf. #JulianAssange
OK - ich würde gerne dran bleiben, aber der Stream unterbricht immer wieder. Vorhin ein seltsamer Hall mit akustischer Doppelung. Hoffe, dass ganze ist hinterher auf der Aufnahme nicht so. YoutubeSucs. #JulianAssange (Haben noch andere die Probleme?)
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En un moment determinat del documental @TheDissidentMov sobre l’assassinat de #JamalKhashoggi, un activista àrab explica per què al seu país hi ha tanta gent amb twitter: sense llibertat d’expressió, twitter ha esdevingut “el Parlament dels saudites”.
El dissident @oamaz7 hi revela de manera entenedora l’estratègia de la monarquia saudita per controlar les narratives locals a través del que anomenen l’exèrcit de “mosques”, que envaeixen twitter intentant colonitzar l’imaginari col·lectiu.
I és gràcies a twitter que la dissidència saudita pot competir contra un poder tan important, tan fort i tan ben organitzat. Són estratègies, exèrcits i armes que fan part de la guerra moderna (afortunadament per la condició humana, és més una guerra narrativa que no pas nuclear)
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CPJ has documented dozens of journalists, commentators and their associates targeted with spyware.

Surveillance of journalists and their sources threatens #pressfreedom globally.

Explore the map of cases and read more below ⤵️

cpj.org/spyware-press-…
Key points:

- CPJ’s map lists 38 journalists & associates targeted with spyware

- Attacks attributed to actors in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Ethiopia, Mexico & India

- 4 companies accused of supplying spyware based in Israel, Italy & Germany

More: cpj.org/spyware-press-…
Secret surveillance of journalists & their sources poses a severe threat to #pressfreedom globally

That’s why we are calling on governments to stop the use of spyware & to take steps to prevent states with bad #pressfreedom records from getting such tools cpj.org/spyware-press-…
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1/12"US Tech Companies like Twitter probably breathed a sigh of relief when Biden announced that he was not going to directly sanction Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for ordering the murder of Jamal #Khashoggi." #JamalKhashoggi
2/12"...Not because Twitter bares any ill will towards murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but because the Saudi Market and the cult of personality around the Crown Prince, in particular, offer a lucrative revenue stream for the US company"
3/12"Indeed, the amount of Saudi money in Silicon Valley has raised concerns that it will become a 'reputation-laundering machine for one of the least admirable regimes on earth'. And not without good reason, especially considering that MBS chairs the Public Investment Fund"
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In 2016, the Finnish Patria sold illegally 40 AMV 8x8 armored personnel carriers to the United Arab Emirates. The United Arab Emirates is involved in the war against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, which has caused great suffering to civilians.
SUOMEN ASEVIENNEISTÄ KANTELU OIKEUSKANSLERILLE | 23.1.2018
#Valtioneuvosto myönsi Patrian AMV-panssariajoneuvoille vientiluvan Arabiemiraatteihin 25.11.2015 ja jatkoi vientilupaa 11.1.2018.
web.archive.org/web/2018012316…

Video: wam.ae/en/details/139…
Made in France
The leaked DRM report:
For the first time in public, the list of French weapons used in the war in Yemen
- The CAESAR gun is a star product of the French weapons industry
- The population concerned by potential artillery fire: 436,370 people
made-in-france.disclose.ngo/en/chapter/yem…
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[Another thread on Saudi bots] 1/ On the day of the release of the CIA report onto #JamalKhashoggi 's killing. A number of hashtags seemingly designed to dilute criticism of MBS were trended, including the mispelled 'khasxoggi' and 3aaashogggi (عاشخجي), These trends were created
2/ by inauthentic networks amounting to thousands of accounts. The below graph shows approx 1,152 unique accounts all tweeting on the "عااااشقجي" hashtag (3aaashoggi). The fact they are individual and not forming complex networks indicates they are isolated accounts tweeting
3/ Of the 1152 accounts, 1147 (99%) used 'Twitter Web App', showing almost no source (application) diversity. Twitter Web App is often used for platform manipulation. Again, how something can trend with so many inorganic flags is beyond me. Most of the content is irrelevant
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Everything Added & Updated on Trump File in February:

1. Forbes reports that at least $7 million in taxpayer dollars went to Trump businesses during his presidency. trumpfile.org/forbes-at-leas…
2. Jeffrey Epstein and Donald Trump's favorite lawyer nominated Jared Kushner for a Nobel Peace Prize.

trumpfile.org/alan-dershowit…
3. The Supreme Court will not hear any cases related to Donald Trump using the presidency to enrich himself. trumpfile.org/supreme-court-…
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[Thread on Saudi bots] 1/ On 25th February, a day before the release of the CIA report on MBS's ordering of #JamalKhashoggi 's murder, the trend 'the people of the kingdom (Saudi) support the crown prince'. No doubt the purpose was to rally support around MBS before bad publicity
2/ Such trends lionizing the Crown Prince are very common. This one demonstrated some interesting inauthentic activity. The following analysis show how the tweet screenshotted below (which says MBS will overcome his enemies), was retweeted by hundreds of fake accounts
3/ How do we know? A network analysis of the hashtag reveals an unusual cluster of accounts in the bottom left. Here's the edges (relationships between accounts) have been coloured according to device used to send the tweet. The orange shows that activity around this account
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Many thanks to @CNN for corroborating that the two private jets HZ-SK1 and HZ-SK2 which brought the Saudi killing team to Istanbul are owned by the Saudi Crown and MBS. amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/02/24…
According to CNN, Ownership of Sky Prime Aviation was illegally transferred in December 2017 to a Public investment Fund controlled by the Prince. I had alleged in my June 2019 investigation that they were part of State resources allocated to #JamalKhashoggi killing.
The @CNN investigation provides thus further evidence that : 1. The killing of Jamal Khashoggi was resourced and carried out through the use of State resources; and 2. #MBS is further directly linked to the implementation of the execution.
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Some thoughts on #UAE #Saudi arms freeze:

1) Note caveated language that arms suspension is tied to offensive weapons used in Yemen, not more broadly. This is much narrower than what @joebiden promised, which was a complete ban on arms sales to Saudi wsj.com/articles/biden…
2) This is now coupled w reassurances that US will continue to assist "security partners" (UAE/Saudi - what an oxymoron) in their defense, coming at same time as US ramps up troops and access in Saudi. Pre-sweetener for Iran deal?
3) Ending war in Yemen, however, is only one part of Saudi UAE abuses in region and domestically. UAE continues to illegally transport arms and indiscriminately bomb Libya, for example. A ban on offensive weapons used in Yemen won't address this
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No surprise #UAE@MohamedBinZayed⁩ sent his minions to try to infiltrate @hrw given our relentless reports on country’s abuses. Total failure ofc. We were able to use the $2m we had no idea was secretly coming from him to do great work on the gulf! bloomberg.com/news/features/…
Was distressing to learn that minion Robeson, falsely presented himself as head of a “foundation”, looked me in eye to express his wish for reform in the region, breaching his legal fiduciary duties and duties of trust as a board member.
Good thing #UAE minion Robeson was a total putz, never opening his mouth. Glad he was able to report directly about MENA abuses we were documenting straight to @MohamedBinZayed - at least he can’t say he wasn’t informed.
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That time when Saudi Arabia's crown prince bragged about having Jared Kushner 'in his pocket' after being told classified information meant for Trump businessinsider.com/saudi-crown-pr…
That time Saudi Arabia paid for hundreds of rooms at Trump's DC hotel cnn.com/2018/12/06/pol…
That time Saudi Arabia murdered and butchered Washington Post columnist #JamalKhashoggi, a US green-card holder, and the killers were caught on tape laughing and joking about it bbc.com/news/world-mid…
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Waiting for US to sanction #Saudi and #UAE for exact same behavior, and worse, leading to murder of #JamalKhashoggi. I can literally replace the words Iran with Saudi here: state.gov/the-united-sta…
To wit: "[Saudi] Ministry of Intelligence tracks dissidents, journalists... for the regime. It has recruited cyber threat groups, front companies, & hackers, & has employed malware to target innocent civilians & companies, & advance the regime’s malign agenda around the world."
And: "[The #UAE] uses malicious cyber attack tools to target & monitor UAE citizens, dissidents, journalists, government employees, refugees, univ students & faculty & employees at intl NGOs. Some ..were subjected to arrest & physical & psychological intimidation by the UAE."
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I wonder if @ColoradoBRT members got to ask @rbalsaud why her government has kidnapped two #Saudi children when they hosted her at their PR boondoggle “roundtable” last month?
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Take a look at the @ColoradoBRT board members -weapons company & businesses who are making bucks w #Saudi while they whitewash its crimes by inviting its ambassador to chitchat in #Colorado - yes talking bout you #DavidEddy @Boeing @RRobinetteCO @ATT @chschmidt5 @Deloitte
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Let's give Kushner a chance. He might have relevant expertise.

Who knows, maybe the cure for Covid-19 is luring it into an embassy, strangling it, and cutting it up with a bone saw.

Jared Kushner Is Going to Get Us All Killed nyti.ms/2x1tlVc
Who knows, maybe Kushner can orchestrate a naval blockade around Covid-19 (Qovid-19?) and extort it into submission.
On the other hand, he'd probably see if Qovid-19 would be interested in bailing him out of 666 5th Ave first.

It's just in Kushner's RNA.
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Wow! Someone (@WhydoiH) has kindly compiled links to all 84 of my Twitter threads on disinformation into a Google Sheet. They are organised by topic and date! From Brexit to the Algerian elections, they're all here. The kindness of strangers 😍 marcowenjones.wordpress.com/2020/02/25/all… #disinfo
@WhydoiH Topics and hashtags include:
#Iraq
Jamal Khashoggi
#Algerie
#Algeria
#MAGA
Kjetil Jansrud
Muslim Brotherhood
Egypt Protests
Boris Johnson
#WhiteSupremacists
@saudq1978
Fake News
"@Imamofpeace
"Trump
The Sun
#LeaveOct31
#SackTomWatson
Jo Swinson
Nigel Farage
#PeoplesPrimeMinister
#MIGA
#TrudeauMustGo
Trudeau
#TrudeauMustGo
#StopTheCoup
David Schwartz
Boris Johnson
Angus Gallagher
#LeaveOct31
#AcademicChatter
Al Jazeera
#Bahrain
Emir of Qatar visit to White House
Gulf Twitter
Iraq
Trudeau
Greta Thunberg
#JamalKhashoggi
Iraq
@Ghonim
Soleimani
Iraq
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Since Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman came to power, #Saudi Arabia has murdered one journalist and jailed dozens, and is repeatedly accused of hacking.

This is the timeline of Saudi attacks on the press since Mohammed bin Salman was named Crown Prince in 2017.

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In June 2017, Mohammed bin Salman was named Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.

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In September 2017, the Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post hired #Saudi journalist #JamalKhashoggi.
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a few comments of background in relation to release of our public statement just now – a statement which is *not a report*, as some have characterized it, but a call for investigation in light of serious human rights allegations. report is here: ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/…
a key first point: @AgnesCallamard & i regularly receive information from sources about serious human rights violations, from all over the world. we are mandated by the @UNHumanRights Council to address credible allegations of violation.
in Agnes' case, that's credible info pertaining to extrajudicial killings and summary executions - which led to her compelling report on murder of #JamalKhashoggi last spring. see ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/…
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Why the sentence today is anything BUT Justice for #JamalKhashoggi: a) the hearings were held behind closed door even though none of the justification for holding a trial in camera under international law applied to this particular trial
b) The 18 Saudi officials, present on their own in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for more than 10 days, cleaned up the crime scene. This is obstruction of justice and a violation of the Minnesota Protocol for the investigation of arbitrary killings (2)
c) Under international human rights law, the killing of Mr. #Khashoggi was an extrajudicial execution for which the State of #SaudiArabia is responsible. But at no point did the trial considered the responsibilities of the State.
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