TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – US ex-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton praised the documentary The Dissident, which narrates the life of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi until the moments of his assassination, accusing the Saudi regime of being responsible for his murder.
Clinton tweeted: “The Saudi government is responsible for the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.”
Hillary recommended The Dissident, which explores the assassination of Khashoggi and the responsibility of the Saudi regime for his killing, while shedding light on the role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in the murder, according to the Middle East Monitor.
Clinton added: “This incredibly powerful documentary about the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of the Saudi government is available to watch now. If you haven’t seen The Dissident, I hope that you will.”
The documentary, directed by US director Bryan Vogel, depicts the story of Khashoggi’s assassination in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.
Briarcliff Entertainment acquired the domestic distribution rights to the documentary and screened it in cinemas, at a time when other major companies showed reluctance in this regard.
Khashoggi was ultimately killed in the consulate in October 2018, and his likely dismembered body has yet to be returned to his family.
Saudi Arabia acknowledges its agents killed Khashoggi but blames it on a botched rendition operation that was executed without bin Salman’s consent, an explanation scoffed at by critics who doubt the killing could have been conducted without the direct knowledge and consent of bin Salman, the Kingdom’s de facto ruler.