Suspect linked to killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi arrested in France

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A suspect linked to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been arrested in France, Reuters has reported, citing a French police source.

The man was detained at the Roissy airport near Paris as he was about to board a flight to Riyadh, French RTL radio reported.

A French police source also told Reuters that extradition proceedings to Turkey were set to begin.

RTL said the person arrested was a former Royal Guard of Saudi Arabia who is believed to have been involved in the
killing of Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018.