Salah Khashoggi, the eldest son of the late journalist Jamal Khashoggi, was summoned by officials in Saudi Arabia to a palace in Riyadh on Tuesday, where he posed for pictures with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as well as with King Salman.
The Saudis claimed that the son expressed gratitude to the Saudi King and Crown Prince for their condolences, pictures suggest otherwise, and with a very good reason.
Mohammed bin Salman had reportedly ordered the operation earlier this month, that resulted in the death of Jamal Khashoggi, allegedly by torture and his body then dismembered.
Under international pressure last week the Saudis admitted that Khashoggi died in an altercation in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on the 2nd of October.
Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist, was living in the United States.
A friend of the Khashoggi family said that Salah Khashoggi himself has been barred from leaving Saudi Arabia since last year because of his father’s criticism of Saudi regime.